Youth and Justice

Institute of Criminal, Legal and Social Justice (ICLSJ)

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 Yasmeen Ali

Dr Zoe O'Riordan
Senior Lecturer
Dr Ruth Parkes
Senior Lecturer
Dr Yasmeen Ali
Senior Lecturer
Professor Helen Beckett
Professor of Social Policy and Social Work

Criminal Justice Partnership

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