The Justice and Communities Research Unit (JACRU) promotes and develops research within the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences around the broad themes of justice (criminal, legal and social) and communities (local, national and diasporic). We build on existing Faculty expertise and interests in the following areas:
The development of public policy at European level and below increasingly addresses needs of local communities, citizen involvement and the relation between communities and the justice system. Anglia Ruskin is committed to serve its region and address issues of social inclusion and exclusion. Our collective activities have an applied focus related to the public sector, learning and teaching, and professional practice. We develop work that is cross-disciplinary, trans-national (eg comparative studies of EU countries and accession states), cross-cultural (eg treatment of ethnic/racial groups within government and society) and integrative (eg European cross-border and harmonisation issues, and rights-based approaches to community problems).
Past externally funded projects have included:
Six Gypsy/Traveller Accommodation Assessments for groups of local authorities, prepared under the Housing Act 2004 European Commission funded research on court services and fraud.
These can be found on individual contributors' profile pages.
Existing research topics for higher degrees in HSS and Law include:
Dr David Skinner (Sociology and Public Service)
Andrew Gilbert (Anglia Law School)
Professor Rob Home (Anglia Law School)
Dr Anna Markovska (Criminology)
Colleen Moore (Criminology)
Dr Tristan Moyle (Philosophy)
John O'Leary (Anglia Law School)
Dr Sebastian Rasinger (Languages and Intercultural Communication)
Professor Guido Rings (Languages and Intercultural Communication)
Professor Bronwen Walter (Sociology)