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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Domestic violence, social security law and the couple rule
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety
2018
Criminalisation of poverty and homelessness in Australia: A national study
ARC Linkage Project
20172020
Child protection and disability
The University of Queensland
20162017
Domestic violence protection orders - system issues
UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund
20152016
Using Law and Leaving Domestic Violence: Women’s Voices
ARC Future Fellowship
20142018