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About Us

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

Thu 21 Feb '19
image Post Doctoral Opportunity in Poland (The Ulam Programme)

The Director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has announced the call for applications to participate in The Ulam Programme. This is an opportunity for a foreign PhD holder to pursue postdoctoral research for 6-24 months in Poland. Scholars from the fields of law and/or criminology…

Tue 22 Jan '19
image CJC members Anastasia Chamberlen and Henrique Carvalho shortlisted for SLSA Article Prize 2019

Congratulations to CJC members Anastasia Chamberlen and Henrique Carvalho! Anastasia and Henrique recently published an article, which is one of the three articles that have been shortlisted for the Social-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Article Prize 2019.

Sat 15 Dec '18
image CJC members Jackie Hodgson, Juliet Horne and Laurene Soubise publish research report ‘The Criminal Cases Review Commission – Last resort or first appeal?’

CJC members, Professor Jackie Hodgson, Dr Juliet Horne and Dr Laurene Soubise, have recently published their research report ‘The Criminal Cases Commission – Last resort or first appeal?’. The research was funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.