• Societal and economic transition & Risk management

Justice & Work

Research team - ULR 4072


Our team carries out research in the fields of justice and work to understand the social dynamics at work and its link with individual, collective and organizational resources and risks. With regard to justice, our studies focus not only on the judicial institution - covering both civil and criminal justice - but also on public and external security - referring to the police, gendarmerie and army. Regarding work, our research covers a variety of organizations (private and public companies, administrations, hospitals, communities, associations, etc.). In both fields, research can concern professionals as well as the people with whom they may be in contact (e.g., companions, employees or job seekers ; judges, victims and accused for justice). Our research involves a multi-level analysis: individual, inter-individual, group, organizational and social. To support this perspective, we have a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches that makes it possible to develop research programs that take into account the current social, economic and political context.


  • Nathalie Przygodzski - Lionet
    Team manager


Bât A, 3 rue du Barreau
Campus Pont-de-Bois, Université de Lille



Effectif total : 21

Personnel de recherche : 11



• Aggression and violent behavior (sexual violence, terrorism, ...)
• Hearings of victims
• Self-regulation and processing of social information
• Assessment and prevention of recidivism
• Judgment process and judicial decisions
• Intervention and project management in ergonomics

Example(s) of projects

• Desrumaux, P. (2021). Le harcèlement moral au travail : approches psychosociales, organisationnelles et cliniques. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes
• De Bosscher, S. (2020). Sexisme et Psychologie. Paris : L’harmattan. 🡭
• Herzog-Evans, M., & Benbouriche M. (eds.) (2019). Evidence-Based Work with Violent Extremists: International Implications of French Terrorist Attacks and Responses. London, UK : Lexington Books - An Imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.

Example(s) of publications

• Brunel, M., Launay, C., Hermant, M., & Py, J. (in press). Perception of acceptability and usability of a modified cognitive interview in the evaluation of police training in France. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 🡭
• Dose, E., Desrumaux, P., Bernaud, J.-L., & Hellemans, C. (2019). What makes happy counselors? From self-esteem and leader-member exchange to well-being at work: The mediating role of need satisfaction. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 15(4), 823-842 🡭
• Leoni, V., Przygodzki-Lionet, N. &Virat, M. (2018). Validation française d'un questionnaire des perceptions de justice. Pratiques Psychologiques, 22 (2), 157-175 🡭
• Przygodzki-Lionet, N., Mignol, M. & Cadet, F. (2019). Students’ Views on the Acceptability of Government Databases for the Identification of Persons: A Pilot Study. Universitas Psychologica, 18 (1), 1-9 🡭
• Thébault J. (2021). Interactions formatives en situation de travail : échanges entre élèves infirmiers lors d’ateliers réflexifs, in V. Rémery, F. Chrétien & C. Chatigny, Apprentissage et transmission de l’expérience en situation de travail (pp.141-169), coll. "Professionnalisation, entre travail et formation", Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre.

See the full list of our publications here.

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Université d'Amiens, Université d'Artois, Université Catholique de Lille, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Université de Nantes, Université de Toulouse, Université de Tours

Free University of Brussels (Belgium), University of Potsdam (Germany), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Florence (Italy), University of La Rioja (Spain), University of Oran (Algeria), University of Cape Town (Afrique du Sud), Université de Libreville (Gabon), Université de Montréal (Canada), Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada), Wayne State University (USA)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Agreement between the University of Lille and the Centre National de Formation Police Judiciaire (CNFPJ)
Agreement between the University of Lille and the Gendarmerie - Région Hauts-de-France

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Health / wellness
  • Education / Training
  • Science / Research
  • Business services

Services provided

• Documentary research and field analysis with a report
• Awareness of gender stereotypes and their impact at work (sexist behaviour, sexual harassment, professional equality, recruitment, etc.)
• Interventions on psycho-social risks and quality of life at work with companies and firms
• Collaborations with Pôle Emploi and with vocational training organisations

Training offers

Professional equality between women and men

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


We do not offer access to any equipment.


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Unit(s) of attachment


Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation