We aim to understand crime and promote social democracy. Our researchers lead criminology in the global south.
We conduct innovative research at the intersection of law, health, ethics, and policy. Our end-of-life law research is shaping national reform.
Technology impacts all aspects of our lives, but our laws have been slow to keep up. We are working to protect people's rights in the digital age.
We explore the regulation of intellectual property and innovation, and play a critical role in shaping public policy.
Our researchers address global challenges and bring an Australian perspective to issues of social, economic and political importance.
Journals we publish
The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal. We publish critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world.
Law, Technology and Humans is a new international, open access, peer-reviewed journal for original, innovative research concerned with the human and humanity of law and technology.
News, events and social media
As household debt skyrockets, what laws are in place to protect and assist? Are they adequate? QUT Faculty of Law Senior Lecturer and award winning researcher, Nicola Howell investigates.
Would you want to live on a floating city to escape rising sea levels driven by climate change? Or maybe you’d contemplate moving to one as a tax haven or just visiting for a holiday?