Institute of Criminal Justice Research

The History of the ICJR

Criminal Justice

The Institute’s founding Director, Professor Rutherford, was an active penal reformer (he was for many years the Chair of the Howard League for Penal Reform), and so the Institute has always maintained an interest in exploring and developing the relationship between criminal justice research and scholarship and policy and practice.

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Katy Sindall

In recent months both the Law School and Social Sciences have recruited new academic staff who have become members of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research.

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Critical Issues in Contemporary Penal Policy

The Institute of Criminal Justice Research is proud to present this conference on the topic of ‘Critical Issues in Contemporary Penal Policy’. The day will be divided into three themes for discussion– Imprisonment of Dangerous Offenders, Future of Probation and Youth Justice.

Guest speakers including:

Sir David Calvert-Smith, Nick Hardwick CBE, Crispin Blunt MP, Andrew Bridges CBE, Professor Paul Senior, Paul McDowell, Penelope Gibbs, Frances Crook, Professor Roger Smith, Darren Tierney



Experiencing very long term imprisonment from young adulthood: identity, adaptation and penal legitimacy

16:00 - 18:00, 8 October 2014

Building 85/Room 2209

The first of ICJR Autumn seminar series with speakers Dr Ben Crewe, Dr Susie Hulley and Ms Serena Wright from the University of Cambridge.

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