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Youth and Justice

The Youth and Justice Strand of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships is focused on issues facing young people involved in offending, and 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 pioneering 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 John Wainwright

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.


UCLan to work with region’s Youth Offending Teams to challenge offending behaviour

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

Sunday 8 July 2018