Dr Muzammil Quraishi

Dr Muzammil Quraishi

Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice

  • Allerton Building L510
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  • E: m.quraishi@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Monday 10.00am -12.00noon


Muzammil undertook his PhD at the Centre for Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor. His research focused upon the qualitative experiences of Muslim populations as both perpetrators and victims of crime in Britain and Pakistan.

Prior to joining the University in 2002, Muzammil was Research Fellow at the Centre Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) at the University of Warwick working on the ‘Muslims in Prison Project’ which was the first major study to evaluate the qualitative experiences of Muslim prisoners in the UK and France. Muzammil has developed specialist knowledge about Muslim populations and crime including working with ex-offenders, advising prison research on countering racism and advising policy makers on challenging Islamophobia in criminal justice contexts.


MSc Crime and Criminal Justice: programme leader

Module convenor for:

Defining Homicide Level 7

Ethnicity and Crime Level 6:

Criminal Justice Process Level 6: (with Prof Chris Birkbeck)

Criminal Justice and Human Rights Level 4:

Research Interests

Ethnicity and Crime

Muslim populations and crime

Islamic Jurisprudence

Critical Race Theory

Comparative Criminology

Qualifications and Memberships


LLB Bachelor of Law, (University of Wales)

Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in H.E. (University of Salford)

PhD (University of Wales)


Quraishi, M. (forthcoming 2013) ‘Race, Religion and Human Rights: valuable lessons from prison’. Chapter 15 in Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, Paul Senior ‘ Values in Criminology and Community Justice’. Bristol. The Policy Press.

Quraishi, M. (forthcoming 2013) ‘Challenges in Researching Muslim Prisoners’ Chapter 4 in Nawwal Ammar (ed)  Muslims in US Prisons. Lynne Reinner. Colorado.

Philburn, R., and Quraishi, M. (forthcoming 2013) Researching Racism: A Guidebook for Academic and Professional Investigators. London &  California, Thousand Oaks. Sage.

Quraishi, M. (2012) ‘Muslims in Prison and Processes of Radicalisation: UK’, in The Manual: Islamic Movements in Europe. Madrid/Cordova: Casa Arabe e Instituto Internacional de Estudios Arabes y del Mundo Musulman.

Quraishi, M. (2008) ‘The Racial Construction of Urban Spaces in Britain and Pakistan’. Asian Journal of Criminology Vol 3 No.2 pp 159-171.

Quraishi, M. (2008) ‘Researching Muslims and Crime’, in B. Spalek and A. Imtoual (eds), Religion, Spirituality and Social Science. Bristol: Policy Press.

Quraishi, M. (2007) ‘Researching Muslim Prisoners’. International Journal of Social Research Methodology

Quraishi, M. (2006) ‘Muslims in Prison: A Barometer for British Criminal Justice and Race Relations’, in L. Kühle and C. Lomholt (eds), Straffens Menneskelige Ansigt?: En Antologi om Etik, Ret og Religion i Fængslet. Copenhagen: Forlaget Anis.

Quraishi, M. (2005) Muslims and Crime: A Comparative Study. Aldershot: Ashgate.