Welcome to the blog of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, Wales’ first law school and one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.

This is a relatively informal space for members of the Department’s academic staff to post brief articles on law and criminology. From time to time we will include items by our research students and guest contributors as well. The topics will cover the wide interests of members of the Department in the fields of law and criminology, from the local to the international. We will also bring you news about developments within the Department.

Our aim is to showcase the Department’s work, while also combining access to information about the law and criminology with critical analysis, and thus a greater understanding, of those subjects.

We intend to publish items regularly during the year, reflecting the activity of our weekly research seminars during the academic terms, and also to respond to current events
I hope that you will enjoy browsing through the blog, and find it interesting and useful.

Professor Emyr Lewis
Head of Department of Law and Criminology