Research & Consultancy

Since its establishment in 2004, the Department of Law and Criminology has made a distinct and highly regarded scholarly contribution in three research fields:

1. Criminology Research: Edge Hill University has a rich tradition of important and influential  scholarship in criminology since the mid-1980s. The Department is home for the:

  • Criminology Research Group
  • Police Research Unit (PRU)
  • Power, Discourse & Harm Research Unit (PDHRU)

2. The Legal Research Group has made a distinct and internationally well regarded contribution in the areas of: EU law, international law, human rights, legal theory, public law and legal education.

3. The Centre for Sports Law Research has been highly influential in shaping UK and EU sports law and policy through the provision of expert advice and research services to organisations including the House of Lords, the European Commission, the European Parliament, national governments and sports organisations and sports stakeholders.

Additional information


If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Department’s research, please contact Professor Richard Parrish.

01695 657609