The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, since its establishment in 2003,
has developed into an international hub of criminological and interdisciplinary research. Faculty members of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice involve in high quality research
in the areas of Juvenile Justice, Cyber Criminology, Child Protection and Victimology. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada, and McGill University funded a Research
project on Cyber Bullying to the department (2007-2008). The department is providing consultancy in the areas of Juvenile Justice, Child Protection to UNICEF and various other government agencies.
The UGC has funded a PG Diploma course in Victimology and Victim Assistance to the department under the innovative courses scheme. The department's expertise in Juvenile Justice, Cyber Crimes and
Victimology are widely acclaimed. The department has international collaboration with researchers from McGill University, Canada, Simon Frazer University, Canada, Durham University, UK, Bar Illan University,
Israel, Rowan University, USA, University of Leeds, UK, Wayne State University, USA and Virtual forum against cyber crimes/Korean Institute of Criminology. The Department is in the process of signing
an Memorandum of understanding for Faculty and Student exchange with International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.