Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology


The Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology was formed in 1998. It is located in the School of Psychology, which was one of the first in the UK to offer courses applying a psychological perspective to the study of crime.

The School of Psychology achieved a very impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework (2014), building on our long-recognised strengths in research, with more than half of our research activity rated as world leading (4*). 

We continue to offer a range of courses in the area of forensic psychology. 

Each academic member of the Centre supervises PhD students. To find out more about our academic members' expertise and the topics currently being researched by our PhD students please see the people pages

For more information about the centre download our brochure (PDF - 120KB).

Our Philosophy

The core philosophy of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology is to apply psychological theories, principles, knowledge, models and methods, in an ethical and evidence based way, in order to promote the well being and effectiveness of individuals, families, groups, organisations and civil society in general, whilst respecting the dignity and rights of the person. This is reflected in the training opportunities we provide whereby we strive to prepare our graduates to work in forensic and other settings using the highest standards of psychological practice and professional competence.