In 2021 the Institute for Social Justice and Crime became a pan university research institute, part of the research directorate. In September 2021 Professor Miranda Horvath started to lead the ISJ&C. 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.
The Institute for Social Justice & Crime has five initial research themes:
Trauma, Injustice, Violence & Abuse
Childhoods, Children and Young People
Gender and Sexual Minorities
People, Justice and Security
Global Majorities and Racial Justice