Welcome to the Contemporary Criminology website


This is an independently run user-led inward facing, community site for current and past University of Roehampton Criminology students. Its aim is to encourage knowledge and information sharing amongst students within the Criminology Programme. The site aims to create a visually and intellectualy exciting opportunity for continuous engagement with criminology, criminological debate and a sense of a University of Roehampton student led community.

The site is not part of the official University of Roehampton website and does not contain general or promotional information about studying Criminology at the University. Nor does it contain official information about the Criminology Programme or courses. You can access the University of Roehampton website here. 


This site provides: 


1. An information resource for Criminology students at the University of Roehampton.

2.  A place for students to learn web publishing skills.


Here you can find criminological resources including links to: 
Government organisations, Statistical information,Non-governmental organisations and Videos 


Do you follow crime and criminal justice stories in the news? 

Here is a place to keep up-to-date! 

Do you feel strongly about certain crime and criminal justice issues and want to share your views? 

Visit the news section here and post, view, discuss and debate current crime and justice news stories with your criminology colleagues. 


Contemporary Issues in Criminology

The aim of this course is to focus on contemporary issues in criminology, social control and the criminal justice system. The broader theme will be to illustrate the role of the state in crime and social control through, for example, the interface between social policy and crime control, the evolution of governmental form and criminalisation, and the rise of diverse forms and means of governance and their consequences on processes of criminalisation

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:

  •  Understand and evaluate the direction of contemporary social control: theory, policy and practice.
  • Be aware of diverse modes of governance and their impact upon processes of criminalisation. 
  • Develop web publishing skills.