Criminology is multidisciplinary as well as transdisciplinary. This means that we collect and integrate theoretical and methodological thinking and approaches from different scientific fields, such as sociology, psychology, psychiatry and law, in order to be able to understand the individual, contextual and societal processes underlying criminality and related problems.
At the Criminology Department, we try to answer questions such as: Why do some individuals commit crimes? What makes some people commit crimes throughout their lives, while others “abandon” their criminal activities? Why are some individuals and places more associated with criminality? Why are some areas regarded as unsafe, and others as safe? Is overall criminality on the rise or decreasing, and why?