About our centre

The Crime and Justice Research Centre is a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary criminological research.

We're home to distinguished international researchers and are distinctive for our applied research and focus on the challenges confronting governments and criminal justice systems around the world.

Conferences and events

We proudly host the biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference International Conference as well as regular public seminars and lectures.


The centre launched in 2012 and has grown to become a highly respected and active hub for scholarly crime and justice research.


Our researchers have wide and established links with existing professional and research bodies across Australia and internationally in China, UK and Europe, the US and South America.

We also work closely with law enforcement and legal bodies, government departments and community groups.

Annual reports

Our banner

In Oslo, Norway on 26 July 2011 around 100,000 people marched to mourn the slaughter of 77 victims murdered by Anders Breivik several days earlier. Most people at the event carried a single red or white rose.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg also addressed crowds in Oslo saying: "By taking part, you are saying a resounding 'yes' to democracy." He said this was a "march for democracy, a march for tolerance, a march for unity".

This sentiment is what our banner, of single roses held high, symbolises.


Crime and Justice Research Centre

  • Level Level 5, X Block
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000