From comparative criminal law to criminal responsibility and crime control, we seek answers and explanations for the most important issues associated with crime and the legislation used to control it.
Our research takes a multidisciplinary, critical approach to criminology, criminal law and criminal justice. We aim to contribute to current debates about justice policy and practice, both in Australia and the international context. Our academics bring together contemporary developments in criminal law with cutting edge thinking about criminalisation, responsibility, social justice and inequality.
Our research combines doctrinal, theoretical and criminological approaches to criminal law and criminal justice issues. It ranges from exploring the construction of criminal law and criminal responsibility to the operation of criminal law and justice institutions adopting contemporary, comparative and historical approaches. Examples of our work in this field include:
Our research is published in books with leading international publishers, in high-quality academic journals, practice journals, reports and policy documents. Our work affects criminal cases, law reform and government policy. We organise a range of seminars, panel discussions and conferences and advise government and private organisations on matters of crime law and policy. Our postgraduate criminology program is among the largest and most respected in Australia.