Youth and Justice

The Youth and Justice Strand of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships is a multi-disciplinary group. It focuses on issues facing young people involved in offending. More broadly, on issues around children and young people’s inclusion, their participation in decision-making and their experiences in communities.


We are a dynamic, multi-disciplinary group. We pioneer innovative, ethnographic research methods with children and young people. We have excellent academic and policy/practice networks, which we are keen to develop further. We are interested in research which makes a real difference.

Lead: Dr Zoe O’Riordan

Deputy Leads: Dr Ruth Parkes and Dr Yasmeen Ali

Criminal Justice Partnership

There are four other research strands under the Criminal Justice Partnership theme. Find out more below.


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    University signs a Memorandum of Understanding with teams covering three North West counties

    Sunday 8 July 2018
  • Project representatives from UCLan at the official launch of the Criminal Justice Partnership.

    The UK's criminal justice sector will benefit from UCLan's expertise through a new scheme designed to deliver tailored research projects to help the sector.

    Wednesday 21 December 2016