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Welcome to the Criminal Justice Research Centre

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

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.

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

Nottingham law experts appointed to Lord Chancellor's panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid

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The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, has appointed Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (Hon) and Dr Vicky Kemp, both of the University's School of Law, to the Expert and Advisory Panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid.
Date:
10 February 2021

Legal aid for children in criminal proceedings: child friendly legal aid at focus

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International conference that is looking at 'Legal aid for children in criminal proceedings: child friendly legal aid at focus'.
Date:
08 February 2021

Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

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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