The main research areas of the Research Group in Criminology and Criminal Justice are:
PRISONS AND PRISON SYSTEMS
Study of the quality of prison life in Catalan prisons, particularly in those areas related to prison organization and relationships within prison.
The main purpose of this research line is to know the differences in quality of prison life between prisons and determine which are the most important factors influencing this quality of life.
Study of the influence of European Penology in the configuration of the Spanish Penal System.
More concretely, we intend to analyze how European Penology has influenced the Spanish system so far and to identify the future hurdles that we may have to overcome as members of the European Union.
CRIMINAL RECORDS AS OBSTACLES FOR SOCIAL REINTEGRATION
Analysis of the Spanish and international regulation regarding criminal records; study of the effects of criminal record on social reintegration of offenders; and research on the existence of discrimination in hiring processes due to criminal records.
Research about the intersection between gender and margination, in relation to victims as well as offenders. Special focus on intimate partner violence (IPV).