Research area

Centre for Crime and Justice Research

The Crime and Justice Research Group is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, and includes staff and postgraduate students with a range of research interests and expertise related to crime and criminal justice. The structuring concepts framing the group's research activities are desistance and resistance, process, risk and power, all informed through an appreciation of and engagement with comparative and cross-cultural perspectives.

The group's activities contribute directly to the University of Stirling's partnership in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research(SCCJR).

This centre is a partnership between Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Caledonian Universities. The SCCJR also work in alliance with a wider consortium of individuals and groups in Strathclyde , Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrew's Universities and have worked in partnership with a range of higher education institutions and research centres.

The SCCJR has three inter-related aims:

  • To improve the criminal justice research infrastructure and expand research capacity in Scottish HEIs
  • To carry out an integrated programme of high quality criminal justice research which is relevant to Scotland's criminal justice needs.
  • To make informed conceptual, methodological, and analytical contributions to theoretical thinking and policy development in criminal justice in Scotland and internationally, in order to achieve international recognition for Scottish research.

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