Crime and Social Justice
Professor Shadd Maruna leads research exploring the antecedents of offending behaviours across the life course with an emphasis on the impact of traumatic life events and structural inequalities.
The research also seeks to better understand the behaviours of criminal justice and other systems for their role in controlling or exacerbating this offending. The overarching social justice perspective that characterises this work situates these questions in the wider socio-political contexts in which they occur.
LAWPOD - Criminology Matters
LawPod is a weekly podcast, based in the Law School at Queen's University Belfast, that provides a platform to explore law and legal research in an engaging and scholarly way. Criminology Matters is a cross-departmental series highlighting criminological societal issues and platforming criminology research from across SSESW and Law.
The series is hosted and produced by SSESW lecturer Dr Gillian McNaull and the School of Law's Rachel Killean. Episodes include Dr John Topping discussing Stop and Search in Northern Ireland, Professor Shadd Maruna conversing desistance and creativity with Professor Fergus McNeill, Dr Gillian McNaull unpicking prison abolition with Professor Phil Scraton and MRes student Angela Rogan outlining the intersection of corporate pharmaceutical harms with reproductive justice.