The Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology is designed to be policy and impact related. Effective collaboration and interaction with key stakeholders in the field of criminology, crime policy and crime control is integral to every aspect of the programme.
The consortium has formal links with a wide range of associate members. They include national and international organisations dealing with policy making, crime control and law enforcement; civil society networks and organisations (mainly NGOs) in the fields of human, social and political rights, drug policies, environmental crime and justice; local, national and international criminal justice agencies; and research institutes. The consortium has active support from the British Library and Sage Publishing.
The consortium is also associated with a number of other universities in Europe and the wider world.
Many of the associated members are already working with one or more members of the consortium and are established and recognised in the fields in which they are active, including transnational and corporate crime, corruption, human rights, advocacy, global drug policies, global policing, youth justice, environmental harm and justice, international security. These international stakeholders are actively involved with the consortium, in proposing and supporting individual research projects relevant to their field, providing internships and work placements appropriate to the individual and his/her project, and involvement in programme governance. Associated members provide input to the programme, at conferences, in a general advisory capacity and as members of the advisory board.
Because the research is policy and impact based, all the organisations listed and others in the sector take a strong interest in the outputs of the research projects and this allows for wider social and public critique than is normal for doctoral programmes. In turn, this critique feeds into the work of individuals and the structure, organisation and content of the training. The close contact our external partners have with the programme and with individual doctoral candidates, particularly those who undertake internships or work placements, will give the organisations an extended opportunity to get to know and participate in the personal development of the doctoral candidates, thus enhancing wider employment opportunities.
Through their personal development and career planning, the advanced training which they receive, their interaction with the stakeholders, doctoral candidates develop high-level relevant employability skills and competences and bring new global and cultural criminological perceptions in whichever sector they choose to work.
(1) Civil society networks and organisations
- Friends of the Earth International
- Transnational Institute
- Transparency International
- Harm Reduction International
- International Centre for Human Rights and Drug Policy
- Hungarian Helsinki Committee
- Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
- Amnesty International
- K-monitor, Budapest, Hungary
(2) International, national & local criminal justice agencies
- National Office of Immigration and Nationality, Budapest
- Kent Police
- Kent Youth Offending Services
(3) Research institutes and centres
- Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime, NL
- Institute for Security and Prevention Research, Hamburg, Germany
- Institut für Sicherheits und Präventionsforschung, Germany
- Carl Friedrich von Weisäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research, Germany
- Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, Vienna, Austria
- National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, Hungary
(4) Leading Criminological Publisher and National Library
- Sage Publishing, London, UK
- British Library, London, UK
Global university network
In addition the consortium is associated with a global network of universities either in universities outside Europe and able to provide opportunities for targeted expertise, fieldwork and other forms of research, or partners in the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology.
- University of Ghent, Belgium*
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL*
- Middlesex University, UK*
- University of Porto, Portugal*
- Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece*
- University of the Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece*
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, USA*
They too will facilitate the dissemination of research outcomes through their own networks. All four partners of the consortium, together with the above seven universities, are members of the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology, which provides a forum for the presentation of candidate research at an international conference, with postgraduates, academics, and policy and criminal justice professionals in attendance. Two presentations in the second and third years constitute an integral, core component of the DCGC programme, though candidates are also invited to join other sessions. Members of the CSP provide privileged access to other specialist academic and policy expertise through these conferences.
World-wide associate university partners provide expertise and support in green criminology and African related projects (Cape Town); Asia-focused topics and organised crime (Hong Kong); Latin American related projects (Recife, Porto Alegre, Guadalajara, Montevideo, Bogotá); and cultural criminology and organised crime (New York).
- University of Cape Town (UCT), Centre of Criminology, South Africa
- Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil
- Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico
- City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China
- Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, Montevideo (UdelaR)
- Instituto Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios (ILAE), Bogota, Colombia
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY).