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Crime and Social Harm (CSH)

About the Cluster

The ISS21 Crime and Social Harm (CSH) research cluster brings together researchers from across UCC who share an interest in critical and impactful research on crime and social harm.

CSH is an inclusive and evolving cluster, which draws together researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Our combined research has real world application and often engages with impacted communities and collaborates with those with lived experience. The cluster is eclectic, and welcomes different methodological, creative and theoretical approaches to crime and social harm. The themes explored by the cluster are broad and evolving.

Cluster Aims and Objectives

  • To promote and develop a dynamic and inclusive research environment conducive to innovative interdisciplinary research on crime and social harm.
  • To provide an open forum which acknowledges and supports the diversity of research being conducted across UCC on the broad themes of crime and social harm.
  • To strengthen through collaboration our collective influence on academic debates, professional practice, and policymaking locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • To disseminate and share research findings with practitioners, journalists, state agencies, civil society groups and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • To build and maintain reciprocal relationships with researchers, journalists, advocates, policy makers and practitioners at local, national, and international levels.

Cluster Events and Activities

The cluster organises on-campus seminars and webinars at which Crime and Social Harm cluster members and invited speakers present their research, discuss key issues and where collaboration on various initiatives can be further developed.

The cluster will host guest scholars, welcomes PhD scholars as active participants, and will collaborate often  with other clusters and societies.

Cluster Membership

New members are welcome. If you would like to join, please contact the cluster leader, Dr. James Windle 

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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