Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

University of Leeds

The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) is an interdisciplinary research institute which has developed a sustained track record of international excellence and excels in the production of empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated and policy relevant research, much of which is interdisciplinary and often comparative in its insights to certain key criminal justice issues.

The centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.


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  • director: Louise Ellison