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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. 

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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.



The Angiolini Commission on Women Offenders was launched at the CLCJ on Tuesday 17th April. The launch is now available on video: see also our 'previous events page' for other links.


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  


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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’.

Photo of Professor Mike Nellis Justice and Electronic Monitoring: Re-Imagining the Future. Watch the videos which are changing thinking about the future uses of electronic monitoring.

Criminal Justice and Penal Change - New course!

The new LLM/MSc/PgDip/Cert course, Criminal Justice and Penal Change, is available now.

Click here for more information or see the Course Brochure


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