October 19, 2022 | University Partners

University of Suffolk: Institute for Social Justice & Crime is Launched

The University of Suffolk has expanded its research profile by celebrating the official launch of the Institute for Social Justice and Crime (ISJ&C).

The afternoon launch event took place in-person at The Hold and was also live-streamed and covered a range of contemporary issues in the areas of social justice and crime.

Initially established in 2021, the ISJ&C addresses social issues, understanding the causes and consequences of crime, and developing knowledge of multi-agency practices to improve their service to the community, increase public safety and to facilitate social justice.

The Institute focuses its research on five main themes:

  • Trauma, Injustice, Violence & Abuse
  • Childhoods, Children & Young People
  • Gender & Sexual Minorities
  • People, Justice & Security
  • Global Majorities & Racial Justice

Speaking about the launch, which was attended by delegates from several local organisations, as well as visiting academics from further afield, Professor Miranda Horvath, Director of the ISJ&C said: “We are thrilled to be part of ambitious developments at the University of Suffolk and look forward to working closely with the local community.

“We have a supportive and collaborative research culture and aspire to be a place people want to work and collaborate with.

“In five years’ time the ISJ&C will be the first and trusted choice for researchers, funders, practitioners and policy makers.

“Our aspiration is that all our work proactively challenges structures that reinforce oppression and in line with our mission we are contributing to making the world a more just and equal place.”

You can read more about the ISJ&C here: Institute for Social Justice and Crime