DCGC is designed to be policy and impact related. Effective collaboration and interaction with key stakeholders in the field of criminology, crime policy and crime control is integral to every aspect of the programme.
Many of the associated members are already working with one or more members of the consortium and are established and recognized in the fields in which they are active, including transnational and corporate crime, corruption, human rights, advocacy, global drug policies, global policing, youth justice, environmental harm and justice, international security. These international stakeholders are actively involved with the consortium, in proposing and supporting individual research projects relevant to their field, providing internships and work placements appropriate to the individual and his/her project, and involvement in programme governance. Associated members provide input to the programme, at conferences, in a general advisory capacity and as members of the Advisory Board.
Because the research is policy and impact based, all the organisations listed and others in the sector take a strong interest in the outputs of the research projects and this allows for wider social and public critique than is normal for doctoral programmes. In turn, this critique feeds into the work of individuals and the structure, organisation and content of the training. The close contact our external partners have with the programme and with individual doctoral candidates, particularly those who undertake internships or work placements, will give the organisations an extended opportunity to get to know and participate in the personal development of the doctoral candidates, thus enhancing wider employment opportunities.
|Criminal justice agencies|
|Kent Youth Offending Services|
|National Office of Immigration and Nationality, Budapest|
|Publishers and libraries|
|British Library, London, UK|
|Sage Publishing, London, UK|
Global University Network
The global network of universities associated with the consortium will facilitate the dissemination of research outcomes through their own networks. All four partners of the consortium are members of the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology (CSP), which provides an international forum for the presentation of candidate research, with postgraduates, academics, and policy and criminal justice professionals in attendance. Two presentations in the second and third years constitute an integral, core component of the DCGC programme, though candidates are also invited to join other sessions. Members of the CSP provide privileged access to other specialist academic and policy expertise through these conferences. Furthermore, world-wide associate university partners of the consortium provide expertise and support in Asia-focused topics and organised crime (Hong Kong); Latin American related projects (Recife, Porto Alegre, Guadalajara, Montevideo, Bogotá); and cultural criminology and organised crime (New York).