Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR)
The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research was established in 2003. Since 2010, the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research has been based in the School of Law of Birkbeck, University of London, which is a centre of world-class legal research and scholarship.
The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research undertakes academically-grounded, policy-oriented research on justice, producing work which is independent, objective and of the highest technical quality. The audiences for the Institute's work include academics, policy-makers and their advisers, civil society organisations, criminal justice practitioners, and the wider public. All the Institute's research is informed by concerns with justice, fairness and human rights, and a commitment to bringing about improvements in justice policy and practice.
The Institute's research spans many parts of the justice system, with a particular focus on three broad subject areas including policing and the policed; courts, court users and the judicial process; and prisons and the use of imprisonment.
The Institute also conducts research on such wide-ranging themes as communities, crime and victims of crime; youth justice; drugs, alcohol and criminal justice; rehabilitation and resettlement; and race, ethnicity and gender. The Institute's research deploys a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and it has particular expertise in conducting interviews and focus groups with justice practitioners and with laypeople in contact with the justice system as defendants, prisoners, witnesses, parties and victims.
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