Criminology student Megan Witty with Humberside Police

School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing

A pioneer in the field, the University of Hull was one of the first in the UK to deliver criminology programmes over 50 years ago. Many of the country's leading scholars have studied or taught here since.

With sociology and our partners in the Wilberforce Institute, the department delivers superb teaching and impactful research with a socially-conscious edge.


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Revealing how Adverse Childhood Experience Influences Violence

With partners from University of Bristol, Professor Iain Brennan is exploring the impact of childhood adversity on violent crime in adolescence and early adulthood.

The project will link the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children survey to police records for the first time. And has been awarded over £294,000 in funding as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

The result will be a detailed exploration of how the timing and type of adverse childhood experiences influence violent behaviour across the lifecourse.