Criminal Justice Research Centre
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The Criminal Justice Research Centre (CJRC) is a joint initiative of the School of Law and the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Building on a track record for producing world-leading research and scholarship in criminal justice and criminology its aims are to promote research, public engagement and practice informed teaching.

The CJRC is assisted by an external Advisory Board of stakeholders and hosts regular events and seminars which are open to local criminal justice agency stakeholders, including policy makers and practitioners working in the statutory and voluntary sector, and members of the public. The aim of these events is to encourage discussion between research, policy and practice and to contribute to wider public debates.

Criminal Justice Research Centre

Criminal Justice
Research Centre

 

Image credit: Lady Justice at the Old Bailey by Ronnie McDonald via Flickr Creative Commons.

 

The CJRC also hosts the Criminal Justice Discussion Group, the annual Sir JC Smith Lecture on Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and there is an active CJRC Postgraduate group, 'the Forum'.

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Research

The centre provides a forum for inter-disciplinary research collaboration in the areas of criminal justice and criminology. Members of the CJRC are involved in a range of research projects. This research has local, national and international reach and impact. The CJRC promotes the development of research collaboration through a responsive approach to funding calls and engagement with stakeholders.

Public engagement

The CJRC hosts regular events and seminars which are open to both local and national criminal justice agency stakeholders, including policy makers and practitioners working in the statutory and voluntary sector, and members of the public. The aim of these events is to encourage discussion between research, policy and practice and to contribute to wider public debates.

Experiential practice-informed teaching

Both the School of Law and the School of Sociology and Social Policy are involved in a range of experiential practice-informed teaching initiatives in relation to legal education and criminal justice in practice. The CJRC is supporting the development of cross-school practice informed teaching with key stakeholder agencies as the basis for research into best practice experiential learning.

News

Dr Appleton and Professor Van Zyl Smit attend American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2019

Description
Research trip to San Francisco.
Date:
29 November 2019

John Jackson addresses Conference at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Description
John's paper examined the role of proportionality and human rights in the use of penal and non-penal responses to terrorism in the UK.
Date:
01 November 2019

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Events

Thirty years on: Revisiting the criminal code

Date
26 February 2020 (18:00-19:00)
Location:
B63, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
Description
Criminal Justice Research Centre presents the Sir John Smith Lecture.

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Criminal Justice Research Centre

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


+44 (0)115 846 6239
cjrc@nottingham.ac.uk