A focal point for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to collaborate and deliver best practice and evidence in the field.
The Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) has been set up in response to the need for an authoritative and high-profile centre with an exclusive focus on education within the criminal justice system.
We provide a focal point for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to collaborate on collecting, improving and disseminating the best and most promising evidence and practice in the field.
- Our staff
Directors of Centre
Jane Hurry, Co-Director
John Vorhaus, Co-Director
Lynne Rogers, Reader in Education
Find more about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes: UCL Research Portal, IRIS
Our Centre is undertaking an ambitious programme of research and development on education and training in the criminal justice system, including reviews of evidence, secondary data analysis and primary research, together with a programme of research-informed development activity, providing CPD materials for practitioners working in prisons and with offenders in the community.
We also act as a national hub for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, promoting, developing and disseminating best practice in education and training.
We work with a range of national networks including the Prisoner Learning Alliance, Education and Training Foundation Offender learning group, Open University Educating Criminals Centre and host an international conference, highlighting research knowledge and best practice, and identifying areas for future research, development and policy.
- Intensive English and maths provision in prisons: pilot evaluation in 6 prisons, with NIACE, for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
- Evaluation of 'Write to be Heard", a project on writing in prison, commissioned by National Offender management Service (NOMS), led by the Arts Alliance
- National survey of prison educators, with University & College Union
- Analysis of youth offenders' occupational identities and its relationship to subsequent offending patterns
- Prisoners' basic skills.
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