Research / Themes / Building capacity

Beyond the unique learning experiences we provide to undergraduate and graduate students, our Department offers policy-makers, practitioners and community groups opportunities to increase their knowledge of criminal justice issues and to bolster their skills in areas such as the design of research, the implementation of policies and practices, and the development of new service delivery ideas and solutions. We seek to build capacity through a variety of methods, including technical advice and consultancies, hands-on training, and action research projects involving service providers working collaboratively with members of our Department to generate and diffuse knowledge that makes a difference to practice. Through this work we contribute to theoretical debates on the challenges of service delivery reform, especially for promoting and embedding new thinking and practices within and across organizations.


Other themes


Space and place
Social justice
Shaping policy