The International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU) is situated within the School of Law and Social Justice. It principally comprises academics and doctoral research students from the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology and the Liverpool Law School, together with affiliated members from other University Departments/Schools. ICRU is committed to advancing theoretically-informed, empirically-rigorous and policy-relevant research in criminology and criminal justice that resonates locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Should you be interested in ICRU's activities or finding out more about how to get involved with our work, please contact ICRU's Co-Directors, Prof. Barry Goldson and Dr Matt Gibson.

Find out all about ICRU, our core mission and areas of research expertise.

Discover more about our researchers and their interests.

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Our conferences and events share expertise and enhance public understanding.

Meet our National Consultative Group.

Meet our International Reference Group.