Solving complex challenges with world-class research

Contemporary societies face important challenges to safety, justice and equity that criminological knowledge can help solve. Our research focuses on five key challenges:


Our major research projects are diverse and lead the way in helping define contemporary criminological discourse.

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As a world-leader in its field, Griffith Criminology Institute is involved in numerous research projects in Australia and across the world. Our research deepens understanding of why crime occurs, who perpetrates it and how to manage social and policy responses to crime.

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Griffith Criminology Institute’s position as a global research leader is reinforced through our commitment to publishing our remarkable research. Our members collaborate with each other and other academics to produce and contribute to texts relating to criminology, justice and law.

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