The Crime, Justice and Society Research Institute includes members from the allied disciplines of Criminology, Law, Police Sciences, Psychology and Social Policy and from the highly regarded CIRN: Criminal Investigation Research Network.
A key aim of the Institute is to support researchers to conduct high quality research and to provide them with the opportunity, time and resources to do this. Encouraging and supporting both the generation of external funding and engagement in multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects are also key priorities.
To date, members of the Institute have collaborated extensively with business and government, as well as public and third sector organisations, both nationally and internationally. Much of the research undertaken is ‘applied research’ that has had an important impact on society.
The results of the REF 2014 in relation to the Social Work and Social Policy Unit of Assessment are testimony to this: 80% of the impact was graded as 4* (world leading), which ranked us 8th in the UK and top in Wales for impact. The goal is now to continue this good work over the coming years.