The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda

June 5, 2017 all-day
Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield, UK, S3 7ND
Bartolomé House
Sheffield S3

The aim of this workshop is to bring delegates from academia, practice and policy together to talk about their research needs, and establish the ‘state of the art’ in criminal justice voluntary sector research, paying particular attention to :

  • identifying needs and gaps in the research capacity of academics, practitioners and policymakers
  • voluntary sector governance, regulation and safeguarding in commissioning, contractual and informal service delivery relationships with statutory agencies
  • the effects of contractual provisions in shaping voluntary organisations’ activities
  • the range and adequacy of theoretical and methodological tools used in criminal justice voluntary sector research, and the ethics of such research.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Sarah Armstrong (Sociology Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
  • Nathan Dick (Head of Policy and Communications at Clinks)
  • Anita Dockley (Research Director, The Howard League for Penal Reform)
  • Dr Emma Hughes (Criminology Department Chair, California State University, Fresno, USA)
  • Professor Shadd Maruna (Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Rob Macmillan (Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Adam White (Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield)

If you have any questions, or require further information please contact Philippa Tomczak (


Registration Fee

Places are limited and registration is required for this event.

The delegate fee options are as follows:

  • Option 1 – £55 without dinner
  • Option 2 – £75 if you wish to join us for dinner

Please register here



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