Organisation profile

The Crime and Justice Research Group (CJRG) draws from a range of disciplines including criminology, law, psychology, sociology and social science and is dedicated to the exploration and critical analysis of the social phenomena of crime, and deviance, and of the formal and informal reactions to these. It aims to foster emerging strengths within the thematic area of Crime & Justice, which is identified as a core thematic area for development within the School of Humanities Research Strategy 2021-23. The diversity of disciplines in the research group allows us to foster a genuinely interdisciplinary research approach focusing on the following research priorities and challenges:   Punishment processes, practices and cultures Desistance, resettlement and prison studies Victimology and victimisation Security, Online Terrorism and radicalisation Alcohol, policing and public order.


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