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Ustinov College

Race, Crime and Justice Research Group

Race, Crime and Justice Regional Research Network

The ‘Race’, Crime and Justice Regional Research Network (RCJRRN) is a grouping of researchers from academic, research and policy backgrounds on which all five North East region Universities are represented (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside). The group undertakes independent and commissioned research, and analyses and comments on policy and practice issues in relation to the experience of ethnic minorities in the region of the criminal justice system, broadly defined. It publishes reports on relevant issues and is available to speak at conferences around these and related issues.


 Published in association with the Group:

  • Between destitution and a hard place (Fiona Cuthill, Omer Siddiq Abdalla and Khalid Bashir)
  • Written out of the picture: child poverty and refugees (Steve Crossley and Georgina Fletcher)

 All these reports are available via Gary Craig.


For further details, to discuss its work, or to explore the possibilities of research with them contact any of the following:

Jesper Pedersen holds a Ustinov College Scholarship (2013-2014) to support the work of this group and its links with the scholarly community at Ustinov.

We welcome expressions of interest from other researchers in the region who would like to join the Group, or to collaborate in relevant research projects.

Current research projects include:

  • Mapping the Chinese population in the North East region (contact Gary Craig)
  • The experience of BME prisoners in the region (contact Jenny Johnstone)