The Global Criminology Network (GCN) is a collaborative network of criminal justice and criminological scholars and graduate students supported by several academic institutions focused on integrating and promoting criminological research and education worldwide, especially from a comparative and international perspective. The GCN seeks to promote theory development, research and graduate-level education and mentoring pertaining to a broad criminological enterprise, with specific attention to a comparative and international criminological research perspective. The GCN recognizes the fundamental importance of the study of law, crime and responses to crime under differing legal and cultural systems. Member institutions and their faculties seek to strengthen international ties relative to criminological and justice policy research, while at the same time broadening the range of intellectual and experiential offerings for students for their professional and academic development. The GCN is committed to testing and advancing comparative criminological research, crime theory, expanding criminal justice innovation, promoting translational activities that support crime and justice policies and practices, and preparing a next generation of criminological and criminal justice researchers and scholars who have a comparative and international focus. Current members are the Schools of Criminology and Criminal Justice of Northeastern University (Boston, USA), Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).