International Engagement & Mobility

In recognition of the increasingly global, mobile, and transnational nature of harms and crimes, the SCCJR has established a specific strategy focusing on international engagement and mobility. This represents an effort to develop SCCJR’s role in the global community of criminology, fostering research excellence through international comparison, dialogue, and debate. Through international engagement the SCCJR seeks 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, harm, and justice, thereby playing a progressive role in scholarship and policy. We continually seek out opportunities to this effect, which will provide a mutually beneficial experience for both members of the SCCJR and our partner organisations whilst also nurturing the next generation of global criminological scholarship.

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. In 2021 SCCJR welcomed a new partnership with Tashkent State University of Law.

To promote knowledge exchange and cross-institutional linkages, the SCCJR has an international mobility fund which aims to promote inward and outward mobility between all institutions. 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 Center for Justice is a think tank for social justice that aims to empower and enable citizens, consumers and communities through solutions-oriented research. Their vision is to democratise justice by improving opportunities for health and well-being and enhancing the inclusiveness of work and education while widening access to justice.

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 ranks 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, and regulation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. They are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological and sociolegal research and contribute to the development of scholarship and policy.

Faculty of Criminal Justice, Tashkent State University of Law

Established in 2020, The Faculty of Criminal Justice of Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL) is composed of five departments including Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Department for Criminal Justice and Legal Counselling, Department of Criminal procedure and Department of Criminalistics and Forensic Science.

The aim of faculty is to coordinate interdisciplinary research in social sciences and humanities to address the wider issues around crime, punishment and criminal justice institutions. In this endeavour it works with various governmental and non-governmental organisation both in national and international level in order to propose effective policy solutions.

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