Strategic Research Programme

Crime & Society: New Challenges

2017-2022

The Strategic Research Programme (SRP) "Crime& Society: New challenges" will build on the increasing cooperation between our four research lines (Penality and Society, Policing and Surveillance, Youth Justice studies, Crime and the City) to approach cutting-edge areas in criminology and society in an integrated manner.

The programme focuses on the experiences of both clients and crime control/public order professionals with human rights, technology and social exclusion, and on how these experiences shape their practices. In doing so, we will reflect in-depth on the methodological, ethical and theoretical implications of our approach.


OrGKnowledge Cluster

Empirical

Human Rights 

We focus on how human rights are experienced, used or resisted by those subject to, as well as those who exercise, crime control and public order. 

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Leaders

Sonja Snacken

Els Dumortier

Researcher

Diete Humblet

 

OrGKnowledge Cluster

Experiencing

Technology 

We focus on the role of technology in the lived experiences of those subjected to crime control and public order, and the practices of professional actors who enforce it.

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Leaders

Kristel Beyens 

Lucas Melgaço

Researcher

Lior Volinz

 

OrGKnowledge Cluster

Social

Exclusion 

We focus on the relation between the new ‘precarity-crime-control-complex’, including experience of “members” of the new precariat. 

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Leaders

Jenneke Christiaens, Els Enhus

and Sofie De Kimpe

Researcher

Yana Jaspers

 

OrGKnowledge Cluster

Methodology, Ethics

and Theory

We focus on the impact of our work and how we should work, including visual/creative methods in voicing vulnerable groups. 

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Leaders

Jenneke Christiaens

Els Dumortier

Researcher

An Nuytiens

 

Management Commitee 

Sonja Snacken, Programme Coordinator

An-Sofie Van Houche, Scientific Coordinator

Mirko Miceli, Programme Manager

Advisory Board 

Prof. Jan Terpstra, Radboud Universiteit (NL)

Prof. Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool (UK)

Prof. Elena Larrauri, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ES)

Prof. Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge (UK)