Research in the Law School
We have a vibrant, active research community which has a long tradition of generating impactful world class research.
The School is widely-acknowledged as one of the leading centres of legal scholarship and research in the UK. It has particular research strengths in public law; constitutional law; corporate governance; commercial law; environmental law; human rights; criminology and criminal justice, as well as common law.
Our research activities have impacted nationally and internationally through a diverse range of projects ranging from slavery and trafficking, to the Hillsborough disaster, offender reintegration and desistance, and the role of judges in post-conflict settings. Staff have also made valuable contributions to vital public policy discussions in Northern Ireland in areas such as socio-economic rights, reform of criminal justice and policing, and amnesties and truth and prosecution models. Due to the devolved nature of government in Northern Ireland we offer unique opportunities for study and research.
25 years of Human Rights at Queen's
Supporting human rights in the local and global community.
European and Transnational Legal Studies
A critical approach to European phenomena
Exploring European Law and the socio-economic consequences of its legal integration project.
Health & Human Rights
Law, bioethics and technology
Exploring the synergies between health and human rights.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Exploring the future of justice
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of crime and justice.
Recent Journal Articles
- Special Issue on Desistance from Sexual Offending
- Desistance from Sexual Offending:: A Policy and Research Agenda Whose Time Has Come
- Sex Offending and Situational Motivation:: Findings from a Qualitative Analysis of Desistance from Sexual Offending
- The Reintegration of Sexual Offenders
- Desistance from Sexual Offending:: Do the Mainstream Theories Apply?