Our research is strongly policy relevant as we work closely with a range of government and community partners to improve knowledge and practice, and with other national and international leaders in our field. Our areas of research strength include:
- crime prevention
- developmental pathways
- policing and security
- violence and violence prevention
- sexual offending and its prevention
- restorative justice
- environmental (situational) criminology
- justice modelling
- forensic mental health
- procedural justice
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 results rated Griffith’s criminology research a “5” -- well above world standard. Evaluated by the Australian Research Council, university research areas are rated 1-5 based on the quality of research, with 5 the highest. Griffith was one of only two universities in Australia to be awarded a rating of "well above world standard" in criminology research. This rating is recognition of the strength and depth of the many world-class criminology scholars we have at Griffith University.
Our staff are each affiliated with the following research centres.
Griffith Criminology Institute
Griffith Youth Forensic Service
The Griffith Youth Forensic Service provides state-wide specialist assessment and treatment services for young people adjudicated for sexual offences. It also operates as part of a broader program of research and practice concerned with understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse.