The Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal justice, as well as inter-disciplinary between law, sociology, social work, psychology and computer and information science. CLCJ conducts internationally leading cross-disciplinary research ; provides distinctive postgraduate programmes, and nurtures a thriving and substantial community of high quality post-graduate research students. Through its research, teaching, and public engagement events, CLCJ helps to shape public policy, discourse and practice.
The UK's first graduate level course (LLM/MSc/PgDip/Cert) in Criminal Justice and Penal Change blends an understanding of theory with evidence about real world problems. Students study penal innovations, in theory, policy and practice to assist in developing a rational and just response to crime. Enquiries welcome.
Justice Dr Albie Sachs, Justice of the Supreme Court of South Africa, award-winning writer, co-drafter of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution, gives the John Fitzsimons Memorial Lecture in Criminal Law and Justice. Watch video.
Murder and Violence Research. World-leading experts on intimate partner homicide and violence, Professor Rebecca and Russell Dobash explain their latest research on video here. Profs Dobash and Dobash teach on the LLM / MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change
Professor Eric Miller examines the potential and pitfalls of Problem-Solving Courts in his lecture ‘A Criminal Justice Revolution? Tough Love, Problem-Solving Courts, and Community Justice’.
Justice and Electronic Monitoring: Re-Imagining the Future. Watch the videos which are changing thinking about the future uses of electronic monitoring.