Questions concerning crime, justice, prevention, and governance motivate nearly 200 Griffith researchers from a wide range of disciplines. They focus on contemporary global challenges to society and community wellbeing with a focus on early intervention and prevention in areas of social disadvantage.
The Griffith Criminology Institute is leading the way with criminology, crime and justice scholars to produce cutting-edge knowledge that helps create safe, just, well-governed and equitable societies. Specific research areas include early prevention and crime across the life course, causes and prevention of violence, organisational crime and its control, policing and security studies, crime science, conventional and innovative justice, and corrections.
Socio-Legal Research Centre is improving our understanding on how the law impacts on our lives and Griffith Centre for Culture Research promotes the importance of creative pursuits in personal development and engages people in contemporary public culture debate.
Griffith's Urban Research Program researchers seek to improve understanding of, and develop innovative responses to Australia's urban challenges and opportunities by conducting and disseminating research, advocating new policy directions, and by providing training assistance.
The Griffith Social and Behavioural Research College is an umbrella college bringing together the centres above, with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, and the Griffith Insitute for Educational Research, to support multi disciplinary collaboration that explores the nature of societal wellbeing; examines the impact of social change on wellbeing; and develops interventions that promote positive change.
Griffith's Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, the only centre affiliated with United Nations University in Australia, provides an international perspective on issues of good governance, ethics, integrity and corruption.