Research in criminology at Keele is dedicated to the advancement in the fields of crime, punishment and criminal justice, grounded in sociological, theoretical, public policy and systematic empirical approaches. We regard criminology as a multidisciplinary field of study. Research conducted by our academics reflects our strengths and expertise in policing, crime prevention and community justice, the third sector in criminal justice, victimology, professional practice in criminal justice, cultural representations of crime and punishment, risk, governance and regulation, and race, gender and citizenship in criminal justice. We also conduct historical, comparative and psychosocial research on crime and justice, deploying a wide range of methodologies.