Dr Claire Lightowler

Director

Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice

Personal statement

Claire is the Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ). For further information about her interests and experience see http://www.cycj.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team/claire-lightowler/.

CYCJ supports improvement and learning in youth justice, contributing to a reduction in crime and the realisation of better lives for individuals and communities. For further information about CYCJ see www.cycj.org.uk.

Claire's research work focuses on youth and criminal justice policy and practice issues. She has a particular interest in exploring the use of different forms of knowledge to improve youth and criminal justice. She is currently undertaking research about co-production and women's community justice; and about access to higher and further education for those with criminal convictions.

Publications

Inclusive Justice - Co-producing Change : A Practical Guide to Service User Involvement in Community Justice
Weaver Beth, Lightowler Claire, Moodie Kristina
(2019)
What is Youth Justice? Reflections on the 1968 Act
Vaswani Nina, Dyer Fiona, Lightowler Claire
50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (2018)
Children's lives, education, and secure care in Scotland
Gough Alison, Lightowler Claire
Children and Their Education in Secure Accommodation (2018) (2018)
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315528212
Developing a Community-led Women's Space
Weaver Beth, Lightowler Claire, Gillon Fern
The Women's Centre Programme The Women's Centre Programme, No. 2 (2018)
Delivering a Community-led Women's Space : Reflecting on Participation
Weaver Beth, Lightowler Claire, Gillon Fern
The Women's Centre Programme The Women's Centre Programme, No. 3 (2018)
The Service User Involvement : Thematic Review - Issue 1
Weaver Elizabeth, Moodie Kristina, Lightowler Claire
(2017)

more publications

Projects

Early Action System Change: Youth Justice in South Lanarkshire
Lightowler, Claire (Principal Investigator)
12-Jan-2018 - 11-Jan-2023
Trauma, Bereavement and Loss Services at HMP Polmont YOI: Here and Now
Vaswani, Nina (Principal Investigator) Lightowler, Claire (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018
User Engagement Project for Community Justice Ayrshire
Weaver, Beth (Principal Investigator) Lightowler, Claire (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2018
Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre DTG 2011 | Gillon, Fern Rebecca Louise
Barry, Monica (Principal Investigator) Lightowler, Claire (Co-investigator) Gillon, Fern Rebecca Louise (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 06-Jan-2018
Co producing community justice
Weaver, Beth (Principal Investigator) Lightowler, Claire (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2016

more projects

Address

Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice
Lord Hope Building

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