Crime, Criminal Justice and Punishment

Research on these themes takes place within The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. This is a cross-institutional criminological research centre based in Sociology at the University of Glasgow and founded in 2006. Across its four partner universities (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde), a community of 100 people, including over 30 academic staff, 70 PhD researchers and two part-time administrative staff have developed research excellence on a number of topics and methods.

At Glasgow, SCCJR researchers have particular expertise in: gendered forms of crime and violence; penal policy, practice and experiences ranging across prison and community-based forms of punishment; young people and crime; transnational crime and trafficking issues; public and private policing and sources of security. Criminology researchers at Glasgow also have been recognised for innovative developments in their use of mixed and arts-based methods in their work.

SCCJR’s work has been cited in legislative change, produced three 4* REF Impact Case Studies, led to development of a specific ESRC Doctoral Studentship Pathway in Socio-legal Studies and Criminology, and informed and influenced international scholarship on crime and justice.