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About us

The Centre for International Law Enforcement draws on NTU’s internationally recognised and long-established expertise in crime analysis, prevention, enforcement and justice.

International Law

Working with our partners, we:

  • enhance workforce development, including enabling trainees to obtain university credits through their continuous professional development
  • address the most pressing strategic and operational policing challenges through applied and collaborative research, evaluation and consultancy
  • provide high quality, flexible learning opportunities, from short courses to higher degrees, built around the needs of busy professionals
  • influence policing, by bringing the best evidence to key decision makers to help inform better interventions.

Who we are

The Centre for International Law Enforcement is based within the School of Social Sciences, led by our colleagues in Policing, Criminology and Psychology. The School works through its staff, students and graduates to enrich and influence the lives of individuals, communities and societies. We also work closely with our colleagues from across the university, spanning law, business and forensics.

Policing and criminology

NTU is home to one of the UK’s oldest criminology programmes, now the popular choice for over 200 undergraduate students each year. Alongside our criminology courses, we are home to professional courses in policing, law enforcement and the management of fraud investigation. Our research is noted for its real-world impact, focused on better approaches to detecting, responding to and reducing crime. Our Spatial and Quantitative Criminology group undertakes advanced statistical analysis to better inform criminal justice interventions at local, national and international levels, and our work in prisons includes innovative approaches to rehabilitation and desistence.


In the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019, the Department of Psychology ranks in the top 200 worldwide and is at an impressive 6th place worldwide for citations. We are one of the largest departments in the UK, home to over 100 academic staff specialising in all aspects of psychology - from biological to social, from cognitive, clinical or forensic psychology to health and sport psychology. We work closely with prisons, police and probation to strengthen investigation and offender management work, including setting up the pioneering Safer Living Foundation with HMP Whatton, and through our work on safer custody.

Contact us

To find out more about how we can work together, please contact us.

Phil Rudkin
Principal Lecturer - Policing/International Law Enforcement
Tel: +44 (0) 115 848 5570

Still need help?

Phil Rudkin
+44 (0) 115 848 5570