Explore new WJEC Criminology resources created in partnership with Birmingham City University

Explore new WJEC Criminology resources created in partnership with Birmingham City University

Our new suite of Level 3 Criminology Blended Learning resources is now live, and available free of charge from our educational resources website.  

These interactive online resources for Criminology have been developed in partnership with experts at Birmingham City University, and are designed for learners thinking of taking their study of the subject to the next level.

Our new Criminology resources join our existing Knowledge Organiser and Exam Walk Through materials.  

Blended Learning materials can be used in a variety of ways depending on your teaching style and the needs of your learners, both inside and outside of the classroom.

You can learn more about different approaches in our article on how to get the most from blended learning resources

What are the new Criminology resources? 

We have published eight new blended learning resources: 

Who’s behind the resources? 

Each resource has been created in collaboration with a subject expert author, before being and subject to our rigorous quality assurance process.  

Meet our authors: 

Matt Phillips - Project Lead 

Matt Phillips is a Lecturer and Deputy Course Leader for Criminology at Birmingham City University. Matt's research centres on the impacts of cybercrime, in which he is currently studying his PhD on the challenges faced by law enforcement from cryptocurrency-based money laundering in the UK. 

Steven Wadley - Co-Lead 

Steven Wadley is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Birmingham City University, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is working towards a PhD examining the impact of working as a Special Constable alongside being a full-time professional policing student, focusing on mental health, well-being and academic attainment.  

Dr Adam Lynes - Co-Lead 

Dr Adam Lynes is a Reader in Criminology at Birmingham City University, where he has taught since 2012, covering topics such as criminological theory, homicide, violence, and transnational organised and corporate crime. He has published research on such areas as serial murder, dark tourism, family annihilation, knife crime, and organised crime. 

Dr Sharda Murria 

Dr Sharda Murria is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing and Birmingham City University. She is a socio-legal scholar and has recently completed her Ph.D. examining the use of Body-Worn Videos in stop and search. Her research focuses on police legitimacy and accountability. She is passionate about supporting the development of positive police-community relations, particularly amongst youths and ethnic minority communities. 

Liam Miles 

Liam Miles is a Doctoral Researcher and Visting Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Birmingham City University. His research explores how young people in Birmingham are affected by the cost-of-living crisis. To achieve this, Liam draws upon various strands of inquiry including political economy, macro-economics and cultural theory. Alongside this, Liam is conducting further research on poverty and the cost of living. He is working with local authorities and community groups to tackle the cost of living at local levels, whilst also thinking globally.  

Mikahil Azad 

Mikahil Sulaiman Azad is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Worcester and PhD Researcher in Social Sciences at Birmingham City University. Mikahil's research focuses upon experiences of safety in and around the space of mosques, and how to improve mosque safety using ethnographic methodologies. Mikahil has previously published research on 'honour-based' abuse. 

Sarah Jones 

Sarah Jones is a Visiting Lecturer in Criminology and PhD Researcher at Birmingham City University. She has taught on a range of Criminology modules such as The Social Construction of Crime and Deviance, Crime in its Political and Historical Context, The Criminal Justice System, Prisons and Punishment and Crime in the City. Sarah’s Undergraduate, Masters’ and PhD research are based on child and juvenile homicide and her fields of interest are homicide and serious violent crime, organised crime and feminism.

Leon Skerritt 

Leon has worked in Prison Education for four years with a focus on desistance and reintegration. Primary focus of Criminology scholarship is Prisons & Punishment and the Terrorism/Organised Crime nexus. 


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