About the consortium

Ghent University launched thematic interdisciplinary consortia with focus on societal impact (IDC). The IDC Crime, Criminology & Criminal Policy is one of them. Based at the Faculty of Law and Criminology the IDC Crime, Criminology & Criminal Policy deals with the domain of deviance and its (policy) response, as well as in the areas of crime and security. The consortium brings together 21 professors and their staff from different disciplines in six departments working inter-disciplinary on security, crime and deviance related topics in local, national, European and international contexts.

The range of topics covers e.g. research into vulnerable groups in detention, policing and police mobility, desistance from crime and drug use, (youth) crime prevention, but also other complex cross-border phenomena such as cybercrime, terrorism and organized crime, or privacy, information exchange, big data, law enforcement responses, policies and laws.

The consortium fosters knowledge translation and exchange, strengthening societal value creation leading to societal impact and stimulates synergies and cooperation with external academic, policy and practice partners from different disciplines.