Criminology Research and Enterprise Group

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Prison interior photograph by Yvonne JewkesThe Criminology Research and Enterprise Group combines critical approaches to the traditional concerns of criminology and criminal justice with research interests in social control, surveillance and security, as well as forms of deviance, protest and resistance. 

Thus, while we are interested in undertaking work which explores the operation of criminal justice systems, we are as often preoccupied by the recognition that such 'systems' are frequently dysfunctional and that justice may not always be their chief purpose or outcome.

We have a range of expertise in co-designed and creative research methodologies and methods, including work with older people, children, LGBT communities, Afghan migrants and Roma communities and those affected by chronic health conditions. We also carry out renowned research on social movements, gun control, sexualities and complexity in public policy. We have nurtured partnerships with a range of organisations, locally nationally and internationally. For example, collaborative research into emotional and mental health is carried out with Sussex Partnership Trust and work on digital healthcare with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and clinical sites across five European countries. International collboarations include the Ageing and Communication Technologies International Partnership (ACT) on generational engagements with digital technologies and research on sensory engagements with space with universities in Finland and Slovenia (SENSOTRA). Our research attracts funding from AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, ERC Horizon 2020, Alheimers Society, the Independent Social Research Foundation and others.

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    Research Output

    The politics of crime and militarised policing in Brazil

    Pessoa Cavalcanti, R. & Garmany, J., 15 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Consecrating the Elite: Culturally embedding the financial market in the City of London

    Simpson, A., 24 Feb 2018, From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. Geelan, T., Gonzalez Hernando, M. & Walsh, P. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Semi-Automatics for the People? The Marketing of a New Kind of Man

    Squires, P., 29 Nov 2018, Gun Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy and Practice. Carlson, J., Shapira, H. & Goss, K. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter


    Southern Perspectives on Policing, Security and Social Order

    Roxana Cavalcanti (Organiser), Peter Squires (Organiser)
    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: EventsEvent

    Criminalising Dissent: A Closing Space for Civil Society?

    Raphael Schlembach (Organiser), Deanna Dadusc (Organiser), Roxana Cavalcanti (Organiser)
    1 Mar 2019

    Activity: EventsConference


    Gender, Activism and Criminal Justice

    Raphael Schlembach (Organiser), Deanna Dadusc (Organiser), Greta Squire (Organiser)
    24 May 2017

    Activity: EventsWorkshop