JusCrim – Criminal Justice and Criminology
JusCrim is dedicated to high-quality research and scholarship in the field of applied legal sciences, in particular, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology.
Its main goal is to address the current challenges related to the effectiveness, implementation and administration of criminal justice in Portugal and abroad, particularly in Portuguese speaking countries, where JusCrim’s IRs (as well as IRs from other JusGov groups) are currently engaged in advanced training programs at the Masters and Doctoral level (e.g. at University Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, and at University Jean Piaget Luanda in Angola).
JusCrim studies crime as a factual reality with normative and judicial implications, oriented to the problems of effectiveness and criminal justice, and focused on the following key aspects:
- prevention, policing and security (covering e.g. the use of intrusive technological means and predictive policing with Big Data);
- process and judicial proceedings (covering e.g. reform of criminal proceedings in light of new types of crime, and the language, memory and communication of criminal justice);
- penalty (covering e.g. sentencing guidelines and the practical difficulties in enforcing criminal sentences);
- criminal justice frontiers (covering e.g. alternative or complementary jurisdictions to the criminal judicial system such as restorative justice, and the preventive and reactive mechanisms against corrupting pathologies).
The perspective is interdisciplinary (combining Law, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology) and three-dimensional (combining criminal legal theory, criminal policy and criminology).
As part of its dissemination activities, JusCrim will launch an International Congress on “Prevention, Policing and Security” to convene every year and to result in the publication of a thematic edited volume in e-book format. It will also organize regular seminars and workshops to discuss ongoing research projects involving Masters and Ph.D. students.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who hold a PhD
Mário Monte (Principal Investigator), André Paulino Piton, Carla Espirito Santo Mondim, Diogo Pinto da Costa, Fernando Conde Monteiro, Fernando da Costa Gonçalves, Flávia Noversa Loureiro, Francisco Pacheco de Andrade, Gonçalo Nicolau Cerqueira Sopas de Melo Bandeira, Helena Grangeia, Joana Maria Madeira de Aguiar e Silva, Maria Leonor Machado Esteves, Madalena Sofia Alves de Oliveira, Manuel José Carrilho de Simas Santos, Margarida Santos, Marisalva Fernandes Fávero, Olga Cruz and Valéria Cristina Sousa Gomes.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who do not hold a PhD
Amadeu Miguel, Ana Isa Dias Meireles, Ana Teresa de Andrade Carneiro Dias da Silva Espírito Santo, Baltazar Ireneu da Costa, Catarina Amaral da Costa Brás da Cunha, Elaine Gonçalves Weiss de Souza, Iran Chaves Garcia Junior, Letícia Oliveira, Magda Elsa de Araújo Cerqueira, Man Teng Iong, Maria Angelina Ferreira Teixeira, Marito Maia and Sandro Lúcio Dezan.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
International Seminar BRAGA GLOBAL MEDIATION 2019 | March 26-28, 2019
International Seminar on Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice | December 12-13, 2018
Workshop – The participation of the defendant in the criminal procedure | November 30th 2018
International Conference – Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights | November 7-8, 2018
International Seminar on Democracy and Constitutionalism (Jurisdictional Issues) | October 22-23, 2018
Open lecture on Judicial cooperation in criminal matters | March 14th 2018
Workshop – Criminal procedure and digital evidence | March 9th 2018