Our research links social, criminal and transitional justice and human rights. It is broadly themed around questions such as:
- How and why are certain social groups made to feel responsible for their personal safety and wellbeing?
- To what extent are criminal justice institutions fit-for-purpose, accessible and accountable to the public?
- How can innovative methodologies be employed to shed light on seemingly intractable problems?
We hold significant research grants and our research and publications have been awarded numerous prizes. We are international in outlook and have particularly strong research links with research partners in Australia and New Zealand.
We are home to the Centre for Prisons Research, a growing body of established, early career, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers.
Examples of current and ongoing funded projects:
- Rehabilitative Prisons
- Designing, Building and Opening Prisons
- Veterans in Custody
- Care Leavers in Custody
- Prison Safety and Security