In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Dr Jessica Woodhams (School of Psychology) and Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay (Department of Economics) discuss the challenges that criminal justice faces from society, and the areas of research on which the new Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing is focusing.

"Criminal justice faces ever more challenges from society. While official figures show a drop in police recorded crime in the UK, the distribution of crime shows a more complex pattern with violent crime showing a rise.

The phenomenal increase in cybercrime is challenging even the way we conceptualise and observe acquisitive and personal crime in the digital era. All this occurs in a background of economic austerity where the criminal justice system is often asked to do more for less."...

Read the full Birmingham Brief article