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Institute of Criminal Justice Research

Established in the Law School at Southampton in 1986.Re-launched on 14 October 2012.

The Institute of Criminal Justice was established in the Law School at Southampton in 1986 under the direction of Andrew Rutherford (now Emeritus Professor of Law and Criminal Policy in the Law School). The Institute was re-launched on 14 October 2012 as the Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR). While the Institute still ‘sits’ in the Law School, it is now co-managed by Law and Social Sciences.

A Social Experiment in Crime Purr-vention

Testing Effective Crime Prevention Messages (With A Cartoon Cat) By the Universities’ Police Science Institute, Cardiff University.   We want people like you to take part in a major social science experiment to help us better understand how Crime Prevention messages work.      

Featured member's news

ICJR member and Lecturer in Criminology, Dr Alisa Stevens has completed a two year research project for the Howard League for Penal Reform on 'sex in prisons'.   Former prisoners told Alisa about their knowledge and experiences of consensual sex between men, mostly unprotected and sometimes with men who identified as heterosexual, and of sexual assault and sex traded for material goods.   Alisa's report of the key findings is available at:          

ESRC Seminar series

Southampton University is partnering Leeds University in the ESRC funded seminar series, 'Markets in Policing'. Southampton will host a day long seminar entitled Innovations in Income Generation Schemes. This seminar will focus on the growth of income generation schemes, sponsorship arrangements and charging for police services, including the night-time economy. Click on the link below for more information about this exciting seminar series.  

PG Dip/MSc Criminology

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