Find out about our research themes and current projects.
ISJ&C is an intellectual and operational vehicle at the University of Suffolk for conducting applied research in social science, humanities and its cognate fields.
The Institute for Social Justice and Crime addresses social issues, understanding the causes and consequences of crime and in doing so will seek to expand academic policy and practice knowledge. The Institute’s research will further develop knowledge of multi-agency practices to improve their service to the community, increase public safety and to facilitate social justice. Interdisciplinarity, mixed and creative methodologies are key to the Institute’s approach to research. The Institute for Social Justice and Crime provides a nurturing research culture where early career researchers are valued and mentored to ensure they achieve their potential and everyone’s health and wellbeing are prioritised.
The Institute for Social Justice and Crime is committed to addressing the social issues which act as barriers to justice with an emphasis on the experiences of vulnerable and marginalised groups. Fundamentally the Institute seeks to make the world a more equal and just place in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular: Gender equality; Reduced inequalities and Peace, justice and strong institutions.
Through consultations with academic staff at the University and external stakeholders 5 initial themes have been identified which will be the focus for developing specialism and excellence within the institute. Intersectionality, cross-theme collaboration and working is central to the institutes approach which will have dedicated staff to co-develop research work alongside the theme leadership teams.
People, Justice & Security
Trauma, Injustice, Violence & Abuse
Gender & Sexual Minorities
Childhoods, Children & Young People
Global Majorities & Racial Justice
If you would like more information on our research or to explore collaborative opportunities, please do get in touch with the Institute Director, Prof Miranda Horvath: email@example.com
Founded in 2020 by Prof Miranda Horvath.