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Institute of Criminal justice studies (ICJS)

Explore the pioneering work we're doing within our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) was founded in 1992 and is internationally-recognised for its study of crime, its causes, and the societal and personal impact it has. We're the largest criminology department in the UK and we have interdisciplinary expertise in criminological analysis, applied psychology, policing, community justice, penology, risk, security and international and comparative criminal justice.

Our courses and research range from criminology and criminal justice, to counter fraud, forensics, criminal psychology and cybercrime.

Our mission

 

  • To enhance and develop knowledge and understanding in the field of criminal justice and criminological studies
  • To further the development of human rights, equal opportunities, integrity and fair treatment within criminal justice and related areas
  • To further the development of democratic governance and accountabilities within criminal justice and related agencies
  • To promote the interests of disadvantaged communities and groups discriminated against, by and within, criminal justice and related areas
  • To promote the development of professionalism and professionalisation within criminal justice and related agencies

Teaching

We provide high quality teaching programmes and facilities, with our well-qualified teaching staff who all have, or are working towards, Fellowship of AdvanceHE.

We have secured strategic investment for the piloting and evaluation of technology enhanced active learning within our undergraduate campus courses.

We're also the main provider of Trainee Probation Officer education in England & Wales, and in 2019 we secured contracts to deliver Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and degree holder conversion programmes for Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey police (with consortium partners).

We use the latest technologies to deliver eLearning via dedicated tablets combined with Masterclass sessions, and many of our teaching staff are leading research academics in their fields.

We also work closely with the School of Education & Sociology in the delivery of combined honours courses with Criminology, and with Portsmouth Law School.

To explore the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer, visit the Criminology and forensic studies subject area page. You can also read about our short courses and CPD programmes in criminal justice studies, or find postgraduate research opportunities on our Criminology postgraduate research degrees page.

Facilities

The School invests in and engages with the latest technology to support our teaching and learning. We're home to facilities including:

  • The Forensic Innovation Centre
  • Hydra Immersive Learning Suite
  • Forensic Interviewing Suite
  • Technology Enhanced Active Learning

Research

We have a strong international reputation for research and innovation, which feeds into our teaching and makes a positive impact on society. 

Areas of expertise

Explore the work we're doing across 7 areas of expertise in our Criminology research.

Our research centres

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research centres – find out more below.

The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies accommodates the growing interest in counter fraud as a research discipline.
The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons provides focus for research, knowledge transfer and educational provision in the field.
The Centre of Forensic Interviewing brings together research, teaching and training in the field of interview practice

Our staff

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Dr Paul Norman

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer and Head of Department
  • Email Address Paul.Norman@port.ac.uk
  • Department Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Nick Pamment

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Email Address Nick.Pamment@port.ac.uk
  • Department Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Mrs Claire Rhodes

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer, and Associate Head (Academic)
  • Email Address Claire.Rhodes@port.ac.uk
  • Department Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr Andy Williams

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer and Associate Head (Research)
  • Email Address Andy.Williams@port.ac.uk
  • Department Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor

Explore our faculty

Explore the other Schools and Departments that make up our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 2992

Email: hss-enquiries@port.ac.uk

University Coronavirus Information Line

We're preparing to reopen the campus ready for the new academic year starting on 5 October 2020.

We have set up an information line to manage enquiries from students, parents and guardians, as university life will be a little different in 2020/21 due to the Coronavirus.

Email: infoline@port.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 5588

The phone line is open Monday–Thursday 8.30am–5.00pm, Friday 8.30am–4.00pm and Saturday–Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm.

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