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.

Non-University Stakeholders

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.

Civil society networks and organisations
Amnesty International
Friends of the Earth International
Harm Reduction International
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Hungarian Helsinki Committee
International Centre for Human Rights and Drug Policy
K-Monitor, Budapest
Transnational Institute
Transparency International


Criminal justice agencies
Kent Police
Kent Youth Offending Services
National Office of Immigration and Nationality, Budapest


Research institutes and centres
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research, Germany
Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime, NL
Institute for Security and Prevention Research, Hamburg, Germany
Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, Vienna, Austria
National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, Hungary


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).

City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong, China
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil
Instituto Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios (ILAE), Bogotá, Colombia
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, USA
Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG), Guadalajara, Mexico
Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Montevideo, Uruguay
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil
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