The Criminal Justice research cluster focusses on bringing together University of Essex researchers for the purposes of widely disseminating research, developing collaborative projects, making joint external grant applications, and creating impact.
The cluster meets on a termly basis to discuss contemporary issues within the field of criminal justice. Membership of the cluster is multi-disciplinary and includes academics from law, human rights, criminology, sociology, economics, media and cultural studies.
The scope of the cluster covers a wide range of subject areas including corporate criminal liability, police accountability, police and crime commissioners, the impact of forensic evidence on the criminal trial, criminal justice responses to organised crime and corruption, and the inter-connections between institutional and media justice.
The group offers its members the opportunity to consolidate and jointly pursue their research interests. It contributes to staff development while promoting research and innovation in line with the School of Law's and the University's research strategies. The cluster also organises events with scholars and practitioners from outside the University.
Are you interested in a career in the field of criminal justice, criminology or politics? At Essex, we have a number of courses at undergraduate level taught by leading academics in the field.
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