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The Criminal Justice Centre in the School of Law at Warwick is a research centre, comprising one of the strongest groups of criminal justice scholars in the UK, devoted to the development of research scholarship, training and wider public engagement in criminal justice.

It provides the focus for a range of research activities including conferences, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, workshops and other events, as well as hosting leading scholars and young researchers through its visitors' programme.

We have particular research strength in:

  • Comparative criminal justice
  • Criminal offences and criminalization
  • Human rights & criminal justice
  • Ethnographic research
  • Criminal trials
  • The philosophy of punishment
  • International criminal law

We are currently engaged in large-scale European funded projects, a range of collaborative projects with scholars across the globe and research funded through major prestigious fellowships.

Latest News

Wed 08 May '19
image Workshop – Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South (6-8 November 2019)

Academic knowledge about conflict, power and justice has generally been sourced from a select number of countries from the Global North, whose journals, conferences, publishers and universities dominate the intellectual landscape. In the last decades, there have been substantial efforts to undo thes…

Tue 19 Mar '19
image CJC member Azrini Wahidin to give keynote at

Women's Equality Party Manchester is organising a conference titled Offending Women? Women's Journeys Through The Criminal Justice System on 6 April 2019. CJC member Azrini Wahidin will be giving a keynote at the conference. For more details, click here.

image CJC member Azrini Wahidin publishes article in The Prison Journal

CJC member Azrini Wahidin has published an article in The Prison Journal titled Menstruation as a Weapon of War: The Politics of the Bleeding Body for Women on Political Protest at Armagh Prison, Northern Ireland. To access, click here.