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:

  • Preventing violence
  • Breaking cycles of crime and inequality
  • Enhancing security
  • Transforming justice
  • Reducing Indigenous over-representation


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

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Social Analytics Lab

Providing the infrastructure necessary to store, manage and analyse sensitive administrative data for research and teaching purposes.

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If our research aligns with your PhD interests, check out our research opportunities