Restorative justice (RJ) is usually described as a process of facilitated dialogue between a person who has been harmed (‘victim’) and a person who has harmed (‘offender’), and possibly their support networks (‘communities’), aiming to enable material and psychological repair of harms caused by crime/conflict.
Negotiated political settlements to prevent or end a full-scale civil war overwhelmingly involve power-sharing institutions (in a broad sense, including territorial power sharing), yet increasingly also incorporate transitional justice elements.
The University of Liverpool's School of Law and Social Justice, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a unique collaboration of experts in Law, and Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.
The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law has a thriving community of around 30 doctoral students and provides a supportive and friendly environment in which to pursue a research degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
This research will focus upon the perennial issue of the discontinuation of criminal cases, looking specifically at those cases that include forensic evidence, which have been passed to prosecuting authorities for decisions to charge and progress.
Social movements typically seek to achieve justice or equality for a low-status group (e.g., women or ethnic minorities). Participation in such movements is rarely limited to members of the low-status group.
Criminological research is led by Professor Colin Webster and is conducted within the School of Social Sciences, mainly by staff working in the Crime, Justice and Society research group located within the Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR).