Impact and engagement

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies has a proud track record of knowledge exchange and engagement with non-academic research users at a local, national and international level.

Some examples of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) members’ recent engagement activities include:

    • A strong delegation of CCJS members travelled to Florence, Italy between 6–9 September 2023 for the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. They presented on a wide range of topics including: 
      • Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez - 'Modelling Sentencing Discrimination: Pitfalls and Solutions'
      • Dr Matt Tidmarsh - ‘Gender and Professional Identity in a ‘Caring’ Profession: A Qualitative Study of the Probation Service in England and Wales’
      • Dr Ilaria Zavoli - ‘Anti-money Laundering Practices in the UK Real Estate Market: Assessing Businesses’ Approaches through Auditing Forms’
      • Dr David Rowlands - ‘Audio Recording-enabled Domestic Abuse Alarms and Perpetrator Deterrence Messages: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial’
      • Professor Conor O’Reilly - ‘Cape Verde and Global Policing Mobilities: Emancipatory Pathways of Postcolonial Pitfalls?’ 
      • Dr David Churchill - ‘Two Faces of Private Protection: Contrasting Responses to Intruder Alarms and Security Guards in Britain, 1920s–1960s' 
      • Dr Laura Bainbridge - 'Understanding and Preventing "Cuckooing" Victimisation in Northern England' 
      • Professor Henry Yeomans - ‘Reconnecting Genealogies of Criminal Justice and Tax Collection: A Historical Criminology of the British Excise’ 
      • Dr Ali Malik - ‘Democracy or Epistocracy? Addressing the Challenges in Police Governance and Accountability in Britain’ 
    • In June 2023, Dr Anna Barker shared her research on women and girls' safety in parks at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Parks and Green Space. The recording is available here:
    • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, a joint venture between the University of Leeds and the University of York, launched an innovative new Translational Fellowship funding programme. The programme will offer non-academic practitioners and policymakers approximately £10,000 to undertake research with the Centre. This will enable them to address particular vulnerability and policing problems or solutions in their work. The ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre is co-directed by Professor Adam Crawford.