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Centre for Justice Studies

About Us

The Centre for Justice Studies (CJS) is the research hub for research on justice research within SSESW, where justice is understood broadly to include not just criminal justice but also social justice, gender justice, racial justice, environmental justice and far more. 


Research within the CJS seeks to better understand social harms (from vandalism to genocide) as well as the responses of state and non-state actors to these harms

what we do

The CJS seeks to achieve the following:

* to encourage and support world-leading research on justice related topics

* to facilitate linkages between researchers and justice agencies, reform and abolition groups, and other justice system stakeholders in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the United Kingdom

* to be an outward facing centre for international excellence in justice research in Northern Ireland

* to create a vibrant culture of criminological ideas through seminars, workshops, public lectures and hosting of academic conferences

* to partner with the Institute of Criminology & Criminal Justice in the School of Law at QUB and co-sponsor events

Contact Us

Centre for Justice Studies

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Queen's University Belfast,
20 College Green
Northern Ireland
Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5941