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Research and consultancy

Research excellence

In the most recent national assessment of research excellence, 84% of our published work was regarded as being ‘internationally recognised’ and the impact of our research was described as being ‘internationally excellent’ ranking us first equal in the country for research impact.

Get in touch

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

Research groups

We group our research into a number of distinct groups:

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Centre for Sports Law Research

The Centre for Sports Law Research is engaged in funded consultancy for both public and private bodies on issues relevant to the legal regulation of sport. The Centre has a particular focus on the intersection between sport and European law, but is also engaged with questions on both global and national levels.

International Justice and Human Rights Unit

Members of the Unit provide expert advice and training to the legal profession, governmental and non-governmental organizations, judiciaries, undertake collaborative research.

Police Research Unit

The Police Research Unit is a centre for research excellence in policing. Members of the PRU provide cutting edge independent research which aims to make evidence-based impacts on policy and practice at local, national and international levels.

Power, Harm and Justice Research

The Power, Harm and Justice Research Unit was established in 2015 and provides a network for colleagues who are engaged in research around the inter-relationship between: state/corporate power; state/corporate discourse; and an examination of their impacts through the lenses of zemiology (study of social harms) and agnotology (deliberate construction of social ignorance).

Philosophy, Culture, Law & Criminology Research Unit

The Philosophy, Culture, Law & Criminology (PCLC) Research Unit takes a distinctly philosophical or cultural perspective on issue of relevance to law and criminology.

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Get involved

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