Crime clusters in demographic, family, economic, social and environmental patterns, which over time reinforce disadvantage and inequality. Our research seeks to understand these cycles and prevent their recurrence, to improve life outcomes for individuals and communities.

Research focus areas

  • Understanding and responding to intergenerational offending
  • Class, gender, race and age inequalities in the criminal justice system
  • Offending overlaps with child maltreatment, mental illness, and disadvantage
  • Rehabilitation and re-integration of offenders, and environmental corrections
  • Community and family effects of incarceration
  • Pathways to prevention and prevention science
  • Advancing innovation in human services