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Crime and justice


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

We focus on common challenges confronting governments and criminal justice systems around the world.

Research in the Faculty of Law

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Our research is widely published in books, journals, reports and conference papers, and host the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy .

Research income

We have achieved significant success in obtaining nationally competitive research grants and industry funds for our research projects.


American Society of Criminology

  • 2014: Professor Kerry Carrington - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2013: Professor Kerry Carrington - Distinguished Scholar Award, Division of Women and Crime
  • 2012: Professor Molly Dragiewicz - Critical Criminologist of the Year Award, Division on Critical Criminology


Significant partnerships

  • Queensland State Coroner, Michael Barnes, ARC Linkage partner
  • Forensic Division, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Crime and Justice Unit, Queensland Premiers Department
  • Crime and Misconduct Commission
  • Queensland Police Service Crime Prevention Unit and Fraud and Corporate Crime Group
  • Crisis management Thailand
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General
  • Legal Aid Queensland
  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
  • Fair Trading Queensland
  • Forensic Scientific Services

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
  • Information Security Institute


Research enquiries

Law research office