The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
Our research centre is an interdisciplinary research institute providing comparative insights into key criminal justice issues.
School of Law - Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
The Centre for Criminal Justice, established in 1987, pursues research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. Our research has established a strong international reputation, particularly in the areas of policing, crime prevention, victims, youth justice, cyber-crimes and the supervision of offenders.
National and international networks
The CCJS is a vibrant and supportive community of researchers with strong links to the N8 Policing Research Partnership and the ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre. We also have good international research links, notably with the Department of Criminal Law & Criminology at VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands and also with the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice with the University of New South Wales in Australia.
The Centre has an Advisory Board with more than twenty members drawn from key senior positions within criminal justice research users and sponsors, including the police, judiciary, probation service, prisons and the courts.
Study with us
The Centre has grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its kind with an established international profile. We have developed a sustained track record of international excellence and excel in the production of empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated and policy-relevant research which feeds into our programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.