Criminal Justice

Social Innovation


Incomes, Work and Poverty

How We Change Policy

Our aim is to make a real-world difference to policy-making by conducting research using innovative methods, co-produced with policy-makers, services and service users. We make a range of resources available to support policy-makers and practitioners. These help people to establish what works, disseminate findings on specific policies and share our insights on innovative methods.

Latest News and Events

Latest News

Philosophy behind bars: Growth and development in prison

A ground-breaking study about how teaching philosophy in prisons helped long-term prisoners build positive relationships, trust and explore what it…

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Project co-led by PERU is one of 11 new European Research Infrastructures

Growing Up In Digital Europe (GUIDE), which is co-led by PERU has been included in the latest revision of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum for…

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Latest Events

Gun fingers: “It’s not a game” with film-maker Simon Melbourne

Venue: On-line Wednesday 26th May from 17.00 to 18.00

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Crime and the Camera with Rex Bloomstein

Venue: On-line Tuesday 18th May from 17.00 to 18.00

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Our Expertise

We undertake evaluations and applied research projects in the public and voluntary sectors.

The British Journal
of Community Justice.
Established in 2002, the journal has since published ground breaking and lively articles which have stimulated policy and practice debates on community justice AN MMU CORE PERU RESOURCE MORE INFO MORE INFO
A repository of evidence about interventions designed to reduce reoffending rates amongst adult and juvenile offenders. AN MMU CORE PERU RESOURCE MORE INFO