Organization profile

The research activity in the Department of Law & Criminal Justice includes activity in the School’s Research Groups of Crime and Justice (CJRG) and Analysing Social Change (ASC). Research in the Department is primarily centred on these research groups and focuses on areas such as the social phenomena of crime and deviance; how social change can be conceptualized using different theoretical lenses, and the methods through which data on crime, deviance and social change are produced and analysed. The subject areas in the Department of Law & Criminal Justice are varied and this lends itself very positively to disciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects. The Department is proud of its research profile, publications and conference activity.  

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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