Faculty of Law and Criminology gives societal valorisation solid boost

(20-05-2022) On 17 May 2022, the Faculty of Law and Criminology organised a research day. The focus was on social valorisation. This way the faculty wants to strengthen its ties with external stakeholders.

How do you valorise your scientific findings and projects so that they lead to social impact? We presented this challenge to researchers in criminological sciences and law. At the research market, the researchers could present their work in various ways. Some made a poster, others worked with a podcast, a ballot box or photos.    

The turnout in the majestic Pacification Hall of the Ghent City Hall was huge: more than 140 researchers from 25 research groups visited the research market. Professionals were also present. Those present could exchange knowledge, inspire each other and learn about social valorisation in a relaxed atmosphere: that was the main objective of the Research Day Law and Criminology 2022.

From the submissions for the 'Best Presentation Award', the jury, consisting of members of the faculty valorisation group and research director Prof. Tom Vander Beken, chose three presentations that best addressed the goal of societal impact.

Sexual violence against refugees 

Lore RoelsResearcher Lore Roels was awarded the first prize for her presentation 'Rape mythology applied to credibility assessments of sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV)-related European asylum applications'.

With her poster, Roels succeeded in grabbing the attention of passers-by with its beautiful lay-out and the striking quote from a victim.

Digital interference in your relationship

Janneke SchokkenbroekThe second prize went to Janneke Schokkenbroek.

Her presentation invites the viewer to think along with her about her ongoing research project: via questions about your relationship and your use of digital tools, you could make suggestions.

Violence against police officers

Isabo GoormansIsabo Goormans received the third prize for her visually strong poster about a relevant and unexposed topic: physical violence against police officers.

Her poster clearly indicates the social objectives of her research, in the short and long term.