The department SCRI is developing research in the area of criminological sciences, and more in particular in the following domains: 1. Juvenile justice: - History of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system; - Community service and mediation for juvenile offenders; 2. Police: community policing, public and private security. 3. Penal policy: - Alternative sanctions; - Sentencing and penal culture; - Drug policy; - Socio-legal and anthropological approach. 4. Prisons: - Overcrowded prisons; - Prisoners' rights; - Private prisons; - The use of imprisonment (pre-trial detention, length of prison sentences, early release and parole).