Mapping restorative justice provision in England and Wales
The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) commissioned ICPR to map
restorative justice provision in the criminal justice system in
England and Wales. The aim of this research was to provide an
overview of the number, type and scope of RJ services across the
Report of a mapping exercise of restorative justice
Exploratory study of joint enterprise
With funding from the Nuffield Foundation, ICPR undertook an
exploratory study of joint enterprise. Joint enterprise is a
doctrine in common law which allows two or more individuals to be
charged with the same criminal offence even when each has played a
very different role in relation to the offence.
Joint Enterprise: Righting a wrong turn?
Review of advocacy in youth proceedings
ICPR was commissioned by the Bar Standards Board, in association
with Ilex Professional Standards, to conduct a research review of
the components of effective advocacy in youth proceedings. The
research explored what knowledge, skills and attributes are
required by advocates in youth proceedings to work effectively with
defendants and witnesses and to assess the extent to which
advocates possess these knowledge, skills and attributes.
The Youth Proceedings Advocacy Review
Delivering pre-sentence restorative justice
ICPR conducted an evaluation of a Restorative Solutions and
Victim Support led programme that involved carrying out
pre-sentence restorative justice across England and Wales. The
programme was designed to deliver restorative justice in ten sites,
focussing on pre-sentence conferences that were targeted at
offenders convicted of acquisitive and violent crimes who were due
to be sentenced in the Crown Court.
Evaluation of the Pre-Sentence RJ Pathfinder
Policing organised crime groups
ICPR secured funding from the Dawes Trust to mount a
multi-dimensional, two-year study of organised crime groups (OCGs)
in the UK involved in fraud. The project had two phases: an
in-depth analysis of data held across law enforcement agencies; and
use of case studies and in-depth interviews to look at routes into
organised crime, working practices, diversification, and the impact
of technological advancements.
FIDUCIA: New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy
This project, funded under the European Commission's Framework
Programme 7, will developed policy responses to emerging forms of
crime across Europe. The project was coordinated by the University
of Parma, and had 13 partners across Europe.
Information on this project is available here.
Evaluation of the Department for Work and Pensions 'Day One' access to the Work Programme
Experiences of the Crown Court- ESRC study
This Economic and Social Research Council-funded study explored
defendants', witnesses' and victims' experiences of the Crown
Court. The research entailed extensive interviews and observations
at two courts.
Publications based on the research findings included the book,
Court, published by Policy Press and the briefing Structured
Mayhem, published by the Criminal Justice Alliance.
Is volunteering for everyone?
ICPR was awarded funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the
Barrow Cadbury Trust for a study which assessed the scope for, and
potential benefits of, volunteering by young ex-offenders. The
project was undertaken by ICPR in partnership with the Institute
for Volunteering Research.
Defining and measuring intermediate outcomes to reducing reoffending