Welcome to the

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

at Birkbeck, University of London

ICPR carries out policy-oriented research into all aspects of criminal justice

The overarching aims of ICPR’s work are to produce and disseminate knowledge about criminal justice, and thereby to inform public and political debate, and to contribute to improvements in policy and practice. All ICPR’s research is informed by concerns with justice, fairness and human rights. The audiences for ICPR’s research include policy-makers, academics, civil society organisations, criminal justice practitioners, and the wider public. ICPR’s current research is focused on three thematic priorities: