Research Unit

Crime, Criminology and Criminal Policy

Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Causes and prevention of crime
    • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
    • Courts and sentencing
    • Criminography and methods of criminological investigation
    • Criminological theories
    • Historical criminology
    • Police administration, procedures and practice
    • Private policing and security services
    • Punishment and criminal justice
    • Safety, prevention and police
    • Youth and life course criminology
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
    • Criminal law
    • European law
    • Intellectual property law
    • International law
    • Legal institutions
    • Social law
    • Law not elsewhere classified
Based at the Faculty of Law and Criminology the IDC Crime, Criminology and Criminal Policy deals with the domain of deviance/crime and its (policy) response, as well as diverse security related areas. Currently, the consortium brings together 21 scholars from different disciplines in six departments working inter-disciplinary on security, crime and deviance related topics in local, national, European and international contexts. The range of topics covers e.g. research into vulnerable groups in detention, policing and police mobility, desistance from crime and drug use, (youth) crime prevention, but also other complex cross-border phenomena such as cybercrime, terrorism and organized crime, or privacy, information exchange, big data, law enforcement responses, policies and laws. The consortium fosters knowledge translation and exchange, strengthening societal value creation leading to societal impact and stimulates synergies and cooperation with external academic, policy and practice partners from different disciplines.