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Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion

About the Gender, Violence and the Criminal Justice System Research Group

Based within the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, researchers from the Gender, Violence and the Criminal Justice System Research Group ask fundamental questions about how gender is conceptualised within and across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Research undertaken by members of this strand seeks to make sense of, and critique, punitive state responses to women’s criminality and deviance, and the equally complacent responses to their victimisation. The state’s role in enabling and reproducing gendered violence and injustice is at the centre of our work in order to make theoretical, policy and activist interventions.

Our research interests and specialisms reflect our interdisciplinary and praxis-based approach to research and include:

  • Feminist and Intersectional Theory
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Gendered State Theory
  • Activism and the Women’s Movement
  • Gendered Violence and State Institutions
  • Gendered desistance and the CJS
  • Image-based Violence
  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Sexual Violence
  • The policing of women
  • The construction of women as political subjects