Crime Research Centre

Knowledge exchange

An important element of the Crime Research Centre’s work is sharing our research expertise with the wider community through contributions to law reform consultations, expert consultancy, and a range of other activities. Through this work we aim to inform relevant law and policy, educate the public, and collaborate with community partners to tackle the challenges they face.

If you think your organisation or project could benefit from our expertise, please contact the Centre directors to discuss your requirements:

Some examples of our knowledge exchange and public engagement work include:

Law Reform Consultations

Expert advice

  • Cassandra Wiener briefed the House of Lords on the issue of coercive control, which was fed into debates about the Domestic Abuse Bill that is currently going through parliament. Viscount Goschen and Baroness Hayman both expressed their gratitude to Cassandra, who highlighted a significant problem with current legislative arrangements. 
  • Dr Lucy Welsh evidence submitted to the Justice Committee inquiry, The Future of Legal Aid, has been published on the inquiry website. Read here: The Future of Legal Aid
  • Dr Colin King was invited to give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Proceeds of Crime Act.
  • Dr John Child provided expert advice to the Cabinet Office regarding the Bribery Act 2010, and to the Justice Committee regarding Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.
  • Professor Richard Vogler has advised the Georgian government on reforming criminal justice in Georgia.
  • Dr Mark Walters provided expert advice to the House of Commons on Hate Crime.
  • Dr Colin King was ‘National Expert’ (Ireland) for an EU-commissioned report on organised crime.
  • Professor Andrew Sanders was an EU Expert on victim policy in criminal justice.

Consultancy

  • Dr Tanya Palmer was a member of the advisory panel for ‘Consent Matters’, a programme of sexual consent education for university students.

Membership of advisory boards

Collaborative research projects

  • Dr Mark Walters - ‘Policing Hate Crime: Modernising the Craft’. This is a joint project with the Metropolitan Police Service, Palantir Technologies, Demos, and CASM Consulting LLP, and is funded by the Police Knowledge Fund.
  • Dr Verona Ní Drisceoil - Roundtable including NGOs and survivors of the practice of FGM.

Media & Social Media