International Engagement & Mobility

SCCJR’s work intersects with global concerns encompassing security, rising inequality, transnational crime, shifting populations subject to state control, gendered violence and more. Through our internationalisation efforts, we seek to build links with scholars and organisations around the world who are best placed to collaborate on issues of global reach and to facilitate the Centre contributing to a critical, global understanding of crime and justice.

In 2018 SCCJR formalised partnerships with five internationally renowned criminological research centres and departments: the Universities of Toronto, Oslo, Hong Kong, Leuven and the Queensland University of Technology.

A new international mobility fund launched at the same time aims to promote inward and outward mobility between all institutions and support intellectual exchange. This fund can provide small grants, especially between SCCJR and its partners to facilitate exchanges, and may be supported by match funding from one’s home institution. For information about visiting one of the SCCJR universities as a visiting fellows, check out our Visiting SCCJR page.

Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

QUT’s aim is to understand crime. They’re finding ways to address challenges that confront citizens, governments and criminal justice systems around the world.

They lead interdisciplinary research in applied criminology, and are home to distinguished international researchers.

Leuven Institute for Criminology, University of Leuven

Launched in January 2007, the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) is composed of about seventy professors and assistants involved in criminological research and education within the KU Leuven Faculty of Law.

Department of Sociology and Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong

HKU is a leading sociology department in Asia, and consistently rank number 1 in Hong Kong while the Centre for Criminology aims to promote the development of criminological research, education and criminal justice policy in the Asia Region.

Their inspiring programmes and courses equip students with skills for understanding complex social situations and problems.

HKU staff and research students produce internationally recognised, innovative social research.

Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo

The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law has a world-wide reputation for excellence. Many of the academic staff are international leaders in their fields.

Staff hail from multidisciplinary backgrounds and their interests cover a broad range of topics, providing ties to disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, the humanities and Law.

Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

CrimSL is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. The Centre’s faculty and students study crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches and are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research.

If you would like to help the SCCJR build its international network or take up the opportunity to work with our partners please contact Alistair Fraser, Associate Director, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research