NSCR operates at the interface of theory, practice and policy, and has set itself the objectives stated below in order to play a significant role within national and international academic research in the area of crime and law enforcement.
- NSCR aims at fundamental, interdisciplinary research into the interaction between crime and law enforcement, with an emphasis on longitudinal studies.
- NSCR carries out academic research independently and in collaboration with (para-)university institutions and publishes about this in academic media.
- NSCR trains young researchers.
- In collaboration with other universities and institutions, NSCR is developing a national and international network of academic researchers by organising national and international congresses, seminars, symposia, workshops, and lectures on the latest insights.
- NSCR wants to play an active national and international role in public opinion forming.
The graph shows NSCR in the network structure of inter-institutional coauthorships in the leading journals in the field*. Number of publications is reflected by node size. Edges reflect collaboration between institutes through coauthorships.