The Department of Criminology carries out research in an ever increasing series of fields, amongst which are:
- domestic violence
- illegal immigration
- employability after prison
- juvenile crime
- gender and crime
- environmental criminology
- spatio-temporal crime statistics
The Department of Criminology has participated in a number of Daphne projects, one on Date Rape, another on Stalking and one joint with the Education Department.
Currently, in conjunction with the Corradino Correctional Facilities, the Department is coordinating and participating in a Grundtvig 2 Learning Partnership on training inmates for employment.
The Department has submitted a number of research proposals aimed at widening its investigative, analytical and expertise base and has acquired grants as depicted in the 'Projects' tab.
Dr Jacqueline Azzopardi and Dr Sandra Scicluna, together with Dr Paul Knepper of the University of Sheffield, received a research grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities/British Academy scheme for international collaboration. The research deals with the legacy of the British Empire on the administration of justice in Malta; it focuses on the beginning of prison and police practises in the nineteenth century. The funds supported archival research in Malta, at the National Library and National Archives and also in the United Kingdom, at the National Archives (Kew) and the British Library. Additional research for this project took place at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin.
Dr Saviour Formosa has received a research grant to update his thesis data on offenders in Maltese prisons.
19 May 2013