‘Criminology and Criminal Justice: An International Journal’ to be included in the Social Science Citation Index
Thomson Reuters have completed an evaluation of our Centre’s journal, Criminology and Criminal Justice and will be including it in their Social Science Citation Index. The SSCI is a highly influential index, which ranks journals according to their impact, as reflected in citations. Only the top 10-12% of journals submitted for inclusion in SSCI actually get accepted. CCJ will benefit tremendously by being included in the SSCI. Its inclusion is testimony to CCJ’s impact on the field and to the high quality of the work that it publishes. Much of this success is associated with our team’s editorship of the journal since 2006.
Major Lottery Research grant
Dr Matthew Williams, in partnership with Race Equality First and the Cardiff and Vale Equality and Human Rights Network have been awarded a grant by the Big Lottery Fund to study the prevalence and impact of hate crime in Wales. The study will consider hate crimes based on race & ethnicity, religion, disability, sexuality and age. The research will be the first of its kind in Wales and will inform the Welsh Assembly Government’s One Wales agenda which aims to “improve the quality of life of people in all of Wales’ communities, from all walks of life, and especially the most vulnerable or disadvantaged.” More
Pilot study of ‘”Status dogs”, youth and criminalisation: towards a new preventive strategy’
The RSCA is funding this research project which is led by Professor Gordon Hughes. The initial funding is £27000 and the research will be completed by September 2009.
Completion of Welsh Assembly Government-funded ‘Evaluation of the Safer Communities Fund 2006-9’
This major evaluation of youth crime prevention and youth justice projects and programmes across Wales led by Gordon Hughes and Adam Edwards from CCLJ has now been published by the Welsh Assembly Government. The main findings of the research and its key recommendations are now being disseminated to the policy and practice stakeholders in Wales and beyond through a series of seminars hosted by CCLJ and the newly formed Wales Centre for Crime and Social Justice. Electronic copies of the main report and executive summary are available in Welsh and English from the CCLJ or WAG websites.