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.
ICJR member and Lecturer in Criminology, Dr Anita Lavorgna has two new publications: Changing representations of organized crime in the Italian press (with Anna Di Ronco, Ghent University), in Trends in Organised Crime (online first), and Organization, operations, and success of environmental organized crime in Italy and India: A comparative analysis (with Aunshul Rege, Temple University), in European Journal of Criminology (online first)
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: http://www.commissiononsexinprison.org/1710/.
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.
On 14 April 2016, a range of policymakers, practitioners, researchers and reform groups came together at a symposium convened by Southampton University academics in order to address topical issues in criminal justice. This initiative, co-funded by the ESRC and the Political Studies Association (PSA), facilitated deliberation and engagement between stakeholders in support of policy reform. Click on the title for further details.