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Research Centres for Criminology

American Society of Criminology
The society combines scientific, scholarly and professional approaches to the treatment of crime and delinquency.

British Society of Criminology
The society helps academics and professionals in teaching or research relevant to criminal behaviour and the United Kingdom Criminal Justice system.

Centre for Law and Society
The Centre for Law and Society is a research centre within the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. The Centre has an international reputation for research in legal theory, criminology, sociology of law, and medical jurisprudence.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. ESRC supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector.

International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice
The centre conducts research and consultation on international criminal justice policy. It also provides technical assistance to implement international policies and standards.

Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption
Website of a research centre dedicated to "research, policy development, law reform and education in the field of organised crime and corruption". Includes full text of the Centre's newsletter and links to further sources of information.

Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
The IRR investigates issues of racial conflict and oppression in the UK. It includes information specifically about issues of race in the criminal justice system.

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
The institute promotes research and training in the fields of human rights and humanitarian law. It is based at the Faculty of Law in Lund University, Sweden.

Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology
The Council furthers criminological research within Scandinavian countries and advises governments on issues related to criminology. The Council arranges seminars and publishes a journal in English. Includes a database of references to Nordic criminological literature.

United Nations Inter-regional Crime & Justice Research Institute
The institute carries out international comparative research in support of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme.