Professor Muzammil Quraishi

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building L515

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Current positions

Professor of Criminology and 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 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 a forthcoming book by Bristol Policy Press on Islam in Prison. 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

Discrimination and Criminal Justice, Islamophobia and Racism, Comparative Criminology, Faith in Prisons


  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Intersectionality and Crime
  • Prison Case Studies
  • Investigating Homicide
  • Digital Criminal Justice

Research Interests

  • Discrimination and Criminal Justice
  • Islamophobia and Racism
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Faith in Prisons

Qualifications and Memberships


  • LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws, University of Wales, Swansea
  • PhD Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Wales, Bangor,
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Salford


  • British Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy