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Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham Law School works across theoretical, disciplinary and methodological boundaries to create innovative ways of understanding criminal law, its interplay with society, and criminal justice. It fosters contexualised, theoretically grounded, and empirical research on criminal law, laws of evidence and their social application, as well as on the processes, structures, actors and principles of criminal justice.

The CCLCJ works in a variety of ways by: formulating and carrying out long-term research projects; organising lectures, conferences and workshops; providing a supportive environment for post-graduate students to present and explore their research; cooperating with and helping to establish similar Centres internationally; as well as providing professional training and consultancy to external bodies.

The Centre is open to researchers with interests in criminal law, criminal justice and criminology.

The CCLCJ is keen to establish contacts and sustained cooperation with like-minded institutions around the world, and warmly welcomes enquiries to that effect.

CCLCJ brownbag seminar series

The Centre hosts a brownbag seminar series, a monthly series of lunchtime presentations. These talks are presented by scholars engaged in criminal law and justice research from the University of Durham, other UK universities and abroad.