Academics and practitioners working together to foster knowledge exchange in the field of criminal justice.

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About us

Founded in 2019, the Criminal Justice Research Network (CJRN) is a formal collaboration of researchers, practitioners and academics working in the field of criminal justice. The focus is on knowledge exchange, practice change, research collaboration and student engagement.

The CJRN comprises experts from the University of Winchester’s Centre for Forensic and Investigative Psychology (CFIP), and our Policing and Criminology experts, working alongside colleagues from other universities and criminal justice organisations.

Key objectives:

  • Providing mutual understanding of current practices
  • Sharing knowledge of relevant research and expertise
  • Supporting evidence-based change in practice
  • Enabling co-production of practice-informed research (collaborating on design, sharing data and findings)
  • Engaging students in practice-led research
  • Facilitating practitioner- and academic-supported student research

The CJRN aims to accomplish these by assisting with research development, research and knowledge exchange.

Recent activity

At the latest meeting of the CJRN in November 2019 a steering committee was formed, consisting of academics and police. A research question database was set up to enable planning of collaborative projects.

Get involved

If you are an academic, practitioner or researcher working in the criminal justice field and are interested in joining the CJRN, or if you would like further information about the network, please email Dr Rachel Wilcock or Dr Beth Parsons.

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