Moving Knowledge Forward

This research explores contemporary theories of risk and desistance from offending in the context of a process and impact evaluation study of an innovative pilot approach to the sentencing of young adult offenders in the North East of England, and is the first of its kind in the UK.  Understood as a ‘third sentencing option’, the virtual prison (Clear Track) is a hybrid of custodial and community-based punishment, sometimes referred to as community custody.  

The Virtual Young Offenders’ Institution

Research Projects

Knowledge Transfer Partnership in Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Building public confidence has been identified by the government as a key priority for the Criminal Justice System. This research aims to create a knowledge-base of public confidence to help inform the strategic development of policy and practice by the Northumbria Local Criminal Justice Board.

Criminal Justice Research

© Criminal Justice Research 2006

‘Customer Satisfaction’ and Criminal Justice within Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in the North-East of England

Criminal Justice and `Customer Satisfaction' within Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in the North-East of England: This research developed a contextual and qualitative understanding of `customer satisfaction' within BME communities in the north east of England