Prof Muzammil Quraishi

School of Health & Society

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Muzammil Quraishi

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Current positions

Professor Criminology & Criminal Justice


Muzammil joined Salford in 2002. His research centres upon crime and victimology amongst Muslim populations, particularly within prison contexts. His research interests include discrimination and criminal justice, comparative criminology and [de]colonialism. His methodological leanings are qualitative as inspired by Critical Race Theory, Critical Realism and Critical Criminology. He is co-investigator of a large-scale independently-funded international study entitled 'Prison-based Interventions for Muslim Offenders (PRIMO) with researchers at Cardiff University. Muzammil is author of many publications and is co-author of 'Islam in Prison' Policy Press. He has been primary supervisor for 9 PhD scholars to completion covering topics including body worn cameras in the Middle East; Islamic law & British women; violence in rural Pakistan, racism in Dutch Policing and youth justice in Nigeria

Areas of Research

My main research interests centre upon the confluence of religious and ethnic identities, victimisation and criminal justice, specifically within prison contexts. I also have interests in broader criminological theory- Critical Realism, Islamic Critical Realism, Comparative Criminology, Zemiology & Social Harm.

Areas of Supervision

I have supervised 10 PhD candidates to completion as primary supervisor across a wide range of criminological topics. I am available to supervise appropriate candidates with interests in Muslim populations and crime and victimisation; religion in prison; comparative criminology, social harm and zemiology; discrimination and justice.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • LLB (Hons)


  • PhD