Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCECJS)
Today's world is a globalised and increasingly digital world. While this has enabled major advances for humankind, it has also provided new environments and circumstances for crime to take place such as international crime, cybercrime, human trafficking and modern-day slavery. As the world continues to develop, it is crucial to stay stay up-to-speed, that research drives informed policy decisions and that criminal justice systems around the world have the tools they need to address crime.
The Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCECJS) has a global reputation for international excellence. Research addresses and explores issues/factors such as criminal evidence, expert evidence, youth justice, and law and technology. Its mission is to undertake research of value and interest to a wide range of academic and practitioner communities within the legal systems of the UK, and other EU and common law countries.
The Centre encourages the exchange of ideas and facilitates collaboration regionally, nationally and internationally. It brings together Northumbria academics and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines with colleagues from other academic institutions, members of the judiciary, legal practitioners and other major stakeholders in the criminal justice system such as senior police officers and leading expert witnesses. Its reputation is based on an extensive range of academic publications as well as a major programme of externally funded research and significant public engagement activities. The Centre organises an annual seminar programme for researchers and practitioners, as well as national and international conferences or symposia. The majority of events are free of charge and open to non-members, who through participation in such events often become involved in a wider range of the Centre’s activities.
Centre members have attracted research funding from bodies such as The Modern Law Review, the European Commission, the Belgian Ministry of Justice and the Nuffield Foundation. Several of the senior academic members are also editors or contributors to numerous books and journals in the fields of criminal law, criminal evidence, civil evidence and socio-legal studies (both academic and practitioner) for leading publishers.
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