Probation and Policing
The Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice Research Group includes staff with nationally recognised expertise in probation, policing, applied criminology and community and criminal justice.
Research and teaching interests include the work of the criminal justice system in general and more specifically penal policy and practice, especially probation and policing. The group is also concerned with community justice, community engagement in crime and justice, crime reduction, police and policing and the contribution of criminal justice to public protection.
The Division has a high national standing and has developed an international profile, with significant research work on probation in Europe.
Substantial research contracts have been awarded to investigate a broad range of CCJ topics - for example, the assessment and management of risk, probation curriculum development and offender learning.
The unit also receives research funding from Research Councils, national and local government departments, youth offending teams, national and local charities and a range of other sources.
Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
Led by: Prof Rob Canton
T: +44 (0)116 207 8728