Criminal Law and Social Justice

Criminal and Social justice research examines the impact of the law and legal institutions on communities and families, and aims to help build resilient communities by informing policy and legislative reforms through evidence based research.

UQ law researchers examine a range of social issues and analyse how the criminal law, police powers and criminalisation can enhance socially just outcomes for all Australians.

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Related centres and groups

The Human Trafficking Working Group

The Human Trafficking Working Group provides comprehensive and continuing analysis of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons in Australia. Learn More

The Migrant Smuggling Working Group

The TC Beirne School of Law in conjunction with the School of Political Science & International Studies set up a research group to undertake comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of migrant smuggling. Learn More