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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New Appointments

Toby Miles-Johnson

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.

We welcome Dr Toby Miles-Johnson, Dr Alisa Stevens and Dr Katy Sindall.

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‘His bizarre defence won the backing of an expert’: Ambiguity in the media reporting of sexsomnia defences

Dr Gethin Rees (Criminology, University of Southampton) and John Rumbold (Keele University)

Part of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR) Seminar series.

26 March 2014 at 4pm

Building 54, Room 10037 (10th Floor)


Can decency survive in our prisons?

The Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR) hosted a public lecture on the relevance of the Prison Service's ‘decency agenda'. Eoin McLennan-Murray, the President of the Prison Governors' Association argued that the growth in ‘managerialism', the performance and audit culture, management restructuring and political initiatives are having an impact.

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