About the Global Crime Justice Security (GCJS)

GCJS provides a forum for research activity within Bristol Law School and support our members in their their research.

Aim of the research group

The aim of GCJS is to promote self-funded exceptional research with impact and contribute towards research led teaching, knowledge exchange activities, the provision of appropriate training and closer collaboration between academia and stakeholders. 

The Group's proposed areas of activity include, but are not limited to, criminal justice, organised crime, cyber security, financial crime and terrorism. The activities of GCJS include undertaking library-based and empirical research; reacting to new strategies at a local, regional, national and international level; and responding to legislative and policy proposals by the government, European institutions and other international agencies. Group members also support various courses in the field from undergraduate to postgraduate level, notably:

  • Financial Crime and Regulation (LLB Year 3 option)
  • Commercial Law (LLB Year 2 option)
  • International Financial Crime (LLM module)
  • International Banking and Finance Law (LLM module)
  • Sexual Offences and Offending (LLB Year 3 option)
  • Criminal Procedure and Punishment (LLB Year 2 option)
  • Organised Crime and Criminal Justice (LLB Year 3 option)

View a snapshot of the work and research portfolio (PDF) of our Research Group.


Members of the GCJS Research Group have obtained research funding from several sources including the European Commission, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the Economic and Social Research Council, ICT Wilmington PLC, the City of London Police, Universities South West, France Telecom Group, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and Cancer Research UK.

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