Centre of Law and Criminal Justice
The Centre of Law and Criminal Justice is a focal point for criminal justice and criminological research at City, University of London. Reflecting its interdisciplinary approach the Centre of Law and Criminal Justice includes members from across the University including The City Law School, the School of Policy and Global Affairs, the School of Health and Psychological Sciences and Bayes Business School.
The Centre's aim is to drive a progressive agenda for change that is grounded in multi-disciplinary research but also in the experiences of lawyers, police, prosecutors, judges and all those with lived experience of the criminal justice system. The Centre does this through five key frameworks:
- Analyse – through rigorous scholarship the Centre measures the scale of the crisis and investigates its most pressing issues
- Reform – to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners and the sector to advance criminal justice reform
- Activate – to raise awareness of criminal justice issues by centring and giving a voice to those with lived experience and knowledge of the criminal justice crisis
- Connect – to combine a practical with a research based approach thus allowing theory to inform policy and practice
- Communicate – to share research findings, practical perspectives and specialist knowledge whether practical or policy based through publication, conferences, seminar series and workshops
The Centre brings together key voices (researchers, practitioners, policy makers campaigners, citizens) from the criminal justice sector and from academia nationally and internationally.
Through cutting edge scholarship the Centre advances national and comparative research investigating the most pressing issues in criminal justice. The Centre's ethos is at once practical and research based – members believe that allowing theory to inform policy and practice is a route to meaningful criminal justice reform.
The Centre organises seminars, workshops, public lectures and conferences to share research findings and promote perspectives that are at once practical and specialist.
The Centre welcomes collaboration – prospective students, visiting faculty, campaigners and concerned citizens are welcome to join members in transforming criminal justice.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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