Centre for Criminological Research


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Welcome to the Centre for Criminological Research. The centre was established in 2020. The research carried out at the Centre is designed to understand criminal justice institutions and systems through the perspectives of both those who work in them and those who encounter them, particularly those marginalized by factors related to race, gender, social class, addictions, and the like, placing those encounters within broader social contexts and challenges.

The Centre for Criminological Research has two main foci:

1) to build on our academic excellence by supporting research and knowledge that push the boundaries of Canadian criminology and disseminate our research across national and international academic communities;

2) to engage in partnered and community-inspired research projects that provide critical understanding of criminal justice work.

Based on these two foci, the Centre’s mission is to establish collaborations on research projects within the Centre, with pertinent units across the university, with scholars from other institutions, and with organizations and stakeholders in the wider community. The Centre fosters debate and critical engagement with the practise of criminological research (in terms of methodology, theory, and key criminological debates) and with respect to key issues related to research on criminal justice institutions and those who encounter them.

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