The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector: Emerging Scholarship

Prison Cell

9 January 2018 - Early Career Researcher meeting (invitation only)

10 January 2018 - An open event for all those interested in the Criminal Justice and the Voluntary Sector.

About this event

This event will be held at the British Academy who are kindly funding the event. The event will build on the research activities of the CRIMVOL network which aims to bring delegates from academia, practice and policy together to talk about their research needs, and establish the 'state of the art' in criminal justice voluntary sector research, paying particular attention to:

  • identifying needs and gaps in the research capacity of academics, practitioners and policymakers
  • voluntary sector governance, regulation and safeguarding in commissioning, contractual and informal service delivery relationships with statutory agencies
  • the effects of contractual provisions in shaping voluntary organisations' activities
  • the range and adequacy of theoretical and methodological tools used in criminal justice voluntary sector research, and the ethics of such research.

This conference will explore the latest developments in this emerging area of scholarship and drive forward the research and practice agenda for voluntary sector and criminal justice infrastructure. 

Our keynote speaker is Professor Paula Maurutto, University of Toronto and our expert commentator is Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director of the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

If you missed the last CRIMVOL event in June 2017 you can find out more here.


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