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School of Health and Society

Dr Muzammil Quraishi

Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice


I joined Salford in 2002, programme leader for the MSc in The Criminal Justice Process. My research centres on racial and religious discrimination with a focus on Muslim populations, particularly within the context of prison.


I teach mainly on postgraduate modules as leader of the MSc The Criminal Justice Process. My modules include Digital Criminal Justice, Investigating Homicide and Processing Criminal Justice. I also contribute to undergraduate teaching on Intersectionality & Crime, Theoretical Criminology and The Criminal Justice Process.

Teaching interests:

  • racism,
  • discrimination,
  • intersectionality,
  • criminal justice,
  • homicide,
  • theory.

Research Interests

My research is on racial and religious discrimination using an intersectional lens. I am particularly interested in Muslim populations and crime and victimization. I have developed special interest in Muslim prisoners and will be co-investigating a project on Muslim converts in Prison with scholars at the Universities of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Qualifications and Memberships

HEA, British Society of Criminology, International Cultic Studies Association.


Quraishi, M., and Samuri, M.A. ( forthcoming 2018) Towards a Malaysian Criminology. London. Palgrave MacMillan.

Birkbeck, C., Quraishi, M. (forthcoming 2018)The Criminal Justice Process. Oxford. Routledge.

Quraishi, M. (2017) ‘Child Sexual Exploitation & British Muslims: A Modern Moral Panic?’ in Sadek Hamid (ed) Young British Muslims: Between Rhetoric & Realities.London & New York . Routledge.

Quraishi, M. (2015) ‘Challenges in Researching Muslim Prisoners’ Chapter 4 in Nawwal Ammar (ed) Muslims in US Prisons. Lynne Reinner. Colorado. ISBN: 978-1-62637-168-2

Quraishi, M., Philburn, R., (2015) Researching Racism. London & California, Thousand Oaks. Sage. ISBN 978-1-84787-533-4

Complete list


Postgraduate research

  • Religious and racial discrimination
  • Comparative criminology 
  • Islamic jurisprudence
  • Muslim prisoners
  • Radicalisation and extremism