Professor Chris Birkbeck

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L516

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Current positions

Professor of Criminology


Chris graduated in Geography from the University of Oxford and then did doctoral research (at the University of Wales) on crime in Latin America. From 1980 to 2006 he was based at the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, teaching and researching criminology. During that time, he also spent more than five years as a visiting lecturer and researcher at the University of New Mexico in the United States. He moved to the University of Salford in 2006, where he continues to research and teach in the field of Criminology.

Areas of research

Theories of Crime, Restorative Justice, Narratives of Murder


  • The Criminal Justice Process

Research Interests

  • Theories of Crime
  • Restorative Justice
  • The Criminal Justice Process
  • Comparative Criminology

Qualifications and Memberships


  • B.A. Geography, University of Oxford
  • PhD Criminology, University of Wales


  • European Society of Criminology