UCRU is focused upon the pursuit of cutting-edge research in the field of Cybercrime which will inform social and educational policy in tandem with income generation activity and publications for REF 2020.
Identity and Property crime as well as Digital Piracy, Cyberbullying/Stalking/Grooming, Trolling and Online ASB, Metatheoretical development drawing upon Criminological Theory and Forensic Science. Including research into Terrorism.
UCRU are currently organising an international conference, ‘Rethinking Cybercrime’, which will be held at UCLan’s Greenbank Lecture Theatre on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June 2016. Keynote speakers are Professor Michael Clarke [Director of RUSI], Professor Majid Yar [University of Hull] and the Director of UCRU, Dr Tim Owen. Very shortly there will be a call for conference papers for this exciting event. Contributions from a diverse range of disciplines such as Criminology, Forensic Science, Law, Policing, Sociology etc are welcome.
Members of UCRU are involved in teaching on many UCLan modules. Here are a few examples:
Dr Tim Owen teaches on the BA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme and is Module lead for CJ3026 Crime and New Technologies.
CJ2021 Critical Thinkers in Criminology
CJ3031 Texts in Criminology
Dr Tim Owen - Director of Research
Wayne Noble - Research Fellow
Dr Michelle McManus - Research Fellow
Jane Anthony (Dean of Law) - Research Associate
Jessica Marshall - Research Associate
Dr Alethea Melling - Research Associate
Dr Mahmood Chandia - Research Associate
Dr Megan Todd - Research Associate
Victoria Loizou - Research Associate
Faye Speed - Research Associate
Michael Salter - Research Associate