Department of Law and Criminology

Law Gowns Atrium “My first impressions were of immense dedication: of students dedicated to their studies and teachers dedicated to their students” Daniel Greenberg, Parliamentary Counsel

Welcome to the Department of Law and Criminology

The Department of Law and Criminology at Derby is one of the UK's most advanced places of teaching and scholarship across the range of justice studies. It is recognised as delivering the most effective teaching in England (Guardian, 2012) and all of its programmes carry high level professional accreditation.

Our programmes allow for unique and practical insights to be gained into a wide range of contemporary issues in law, criminology and policing. Everything that we teach is informed through our research, scholarship and links with professions and the broader community.