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About the Website

This website has been validated using tools provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and uses valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and Cascading Style Sheets. It has also been developed in accordance with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If you discover any invalid or inaccesible markup please contact the webmaster so that the problem can be rectified!

Full Accessibility Information

The Institute of Criminology is fully committed to making accessible for all users, information and resources that are available via the web. All pages are written to comply with the necessary legislation, code of practice, and University policy detailed below.

  • The University Disability website and Equal Opportunity Policy emphasise the University's commitment that it should be open to all who can benefit from studying or working here, determined only by personal merit, by performance and/or by criteria related to each particular post.
  • The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Code of Practice states that institutions should consider disabled students in every aspect of planning and administration of academic and social activities.
  • The Disability Discrimination Acts (1995 & 2005) and Special Education Needs and Disability Act [SENDA] (2001) - which amended the first act to include education, the latter became law in May 2001 with teaching and learning components falling under legislation in September 2002. SENDA legislates that it is an offence to discriminate against a disabled person by treating him or her less favourably than others for a reason relating to their disability. For the purposes of the legislation a disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The Act covers all aspects of an institution's student services. 'Student services' is given a broad meaning of 'services of any description which are provided wholly or mainly for students' and will obviously include educational services such as teaching and learning provision. Discrimination can also occur where an institution fails to make a 'reasonable adjustment' where the disabled student is placed at a 'substantial disadvantage' in comparison with someone who is not disabled and such failure cannot be 'justified'. [See synopsis of Acts and links to in full]

The University favours the principles of usability and universal design, which will be of benefit of all users. By following these principles and incorporating techniques to ensure information and resources are accessible with assistive technologies, separate resources for disabled users should not be required.


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Minumum Web Browser Requirements

The web pages and web-based applications hosted by the Institute of Criminology require a minimum web browser of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, Apple Safari 3 or higher, Opera version 8 or higher, or any version of Google Chrome to view these pages correctly.

If you are not sure of the version of your browser, select Help in the menu bar of your browser and choose About.

If you need to upgrade your Web browser, please follow one of the links listed below:

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if you use another browser please enter the name of it into a search engine to find the appropriate website to ensure you are running the latest version.


Web pages and web-based applications hosted by the Institute of Criminology require your web browser to support Javascript. By default, the major web browsers are configured to handle this requirement. See below on how to enable JavaScript in the most common browsers. If your browser isn't listed, please consult its help resources.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Click the Custom Level button.
  5. Scroll down until you see the Scripting section. Select the Enable radio button for Active Scripting.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. Click the yes button in the confirmation window.

Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Contents tab.
  4. Select the Enable Javascript checkbox.
  5. Click the OK button.

Apple Safari 3 or higher

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Select the Enable javascript checkbox.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Google Spanner button.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Under the Hood.
  4. Click Content Settings.
  5. In the Javascript section, click Allow all sites to run Javascript (recommended).