Dr Muzammil Quraishi

Dr Muzammil Quraishi

Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice


I have been at Salford since 2002 when I joined as a lecturer in criminology & criminal justice. I undertook my PhD at the Centre for Comparative Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor before working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick. I have convened the MSc provision in criminology at Salford since 2004. In addition to my teaching and research, I have consistently supervised PhD candidates in criminology for over ten years.


  • MSc The Criminal Justice Process, Programme Leader
  • Processing Criminal Justice (Level 7) Module Leader
  • Digital Criminal Justice (Level 7) Module Leader
  • Investigating Homicide (Level 7) Module Leader
  • Criminal Justice Process (Level 6) Co-convenor
  • Intersectionality & Crime (Levels 5&6) Co-convenor

Research Interests

My research centres upon qualitative experiences of racial and religious discrimination with a focus upon Muslim populations as informed by the Critical Race Theory perspective.

Key areas:

  • Religious and racial discrimination
  • Muslim prisoners
  • Counter extremism
  • Comparative criminology
  • Colonialism & post-colonialism
  • Intersectionality and criminology
  • Islamic jurisprudence and criminal law

Qualifications and Memberships

  • LLB (Hons)
  • PhD
  • FHEA
  • British Society of Criminology



Samuri, MAA and Quraishi, MM 2014, 'Negotiating apostasy : applying to “Leave Islam” in Malaysia' , Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 25 (4) , pp. 507-523.

Quraishi, M 2008, 'Researching Muslim prisoners: methodological considerations' , International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11 (5), pp. 453-467. Item not available from this repository.

Book Section

Quraishi, MM 2016, 'Child sexual exploitation and British Muslims : a modern moral panic?' , in: Young British Muslims: Rhetoric & Realities , Ashgate, Farnham. (Submitted)

Quraishi, MM 2015, 'Challenges in researching Muslim prisoners' , in: Muslims in US Prisons: People, Policy, Practice , Lynne Reinner, Boulder.

Postgraduate research

I am able to supervise PhD candidates with broad interests in criminal justice systems, processes and institutions. I have a particular interest in supervising candidates in the following areas:

  • Religion in prison and the multi-faith agenda;
  • Qualitative experiences of racial and religious discrimination;
  • Criminology in Asia and the Middle East;