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);
- gender based violence.
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), Amadeu Miguel, Ana Raquel Conceição, Ana Sacau, André Paulino Piton, Carla Espirito Santo Mondim, Diogo Pinto da Costa, Fabiano Oldoni, Fernando Conde Monteiro, Fernando da Costa Gonçalves, Flávia Noversa Loureiro, Francisco Pacheco de Andrade, Gonçalo Nicolau Cerqueira Sopas de Melo Bandeira, Joana Maria Madeira de Aguiar e Silva, Laura Nunes, Madalena Sofia Alves de Oliveira, Manuel José Carrilho de Simas Santos, Margarida Santos, Maria Clara Calheiros, Maria Leonor Machado Esteves, Marisalva Fernandes Fávero, Olga Cruz, Paulo Jorge Silva Fernandes, Pedro Jacob Morais and Valéria Cristina Sousa Gomes.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who do not hold a PhD
Ana Isa Dias Meireles, Ana Teresa de Andrade Carneiro Dias da Silva Espírito Santo, Eduardo Gouveia Filho, Luis Filipe M Ramos, Magda Elsa de Araújo Cerqueira, Man Teng Iong, Maria Angelina Ferreira Teixeira, Maria José Matos and Marito Maia.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
Baltazar Ireneu da Costa, Catarina Amaral da Costa Brás da Cunha, Elaine Gonçalves Weiss de Souza, Iran Chaves Garcia Junior, Letícia Oliveira, Maria Amélia Sineiro Andrade, Maria João Escudeiro, Nachara Sadalla, Nestor Santiago, Pedro Freitas, Sandro Lúcio Dezan and Tatiana Severino.
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