About us

About our work

We apply the lessons of research, informed by clear thinking and analysis and underpinned by our values. 

Crowd of people

We are committed to:

  • Scrutinising the production of social harm and its social regulation through criminal justice.
  • Developing holistic, sustainable and effective solutions to social harm that minimise the use of criminal justice processes.
  • Working in partnership and collaboration with like-minded individuals and organisations to lever real and lasting change.

In our work we:

  • Conduct research and analysis on social harm, the process of criminalisation, the criminal justice and social welfare systems.
  • Develop holistic, practical and sustainable solutions to the problem of social harm in the UK and beyond.
  • Work in creative networks and coalitions with like-minded individuals and organisations.
  • Engage in public affairs and education work in the areas in which we operate.

We have an impact by:

  • Publishing our research and that of our partners and collaborators.
  • Bringing people together to share ideas and develop solutions.
  • Providing a platform for people to share experiences and promote ideas.
  • Working in collaboration with partners to extend our reach and influence.
  • Using media and communications technology effectively and intelligently.

Understanding crime and criminal justice

We also work with a range of partners on various projects to advance public understanding of crime and the criminal justice process in the United Kingdom and beyond.