News within the department
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Dr Neil Chakraborti has been appointed as Chair of the Research Committee for the Board of Trustees at the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Established in 1866, the Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK and is renowned for its pioneering work designed to facilitate less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. As an organisation, it achieves principled and radical change through a variety of ways, including research, campaigning, legal work and parliamentary lobbying and briefings. The Howard League works with parliament, the media, criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public in order to influence debate and policy.
Neil, a Reader in Criminology at the Department of Criminology, was invited to join the Board of Trustees in November 2011. Since that time has been involved in the setting and monitoring of the strategic direction of the Howard League and the establishment of policy. As Chair of the Research Committee he will play a key role in providing strategic oversight of their research activity, helping the executive management team to develop partnerships that continue the focus on high quality research.
Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, commented:
“We are pleased to announce that Dr Neil Chakraborti has been appointed Chair of the Research Committee for the Board of Trustees. Dr Chakraborti will be setting the strategic direction for the internationally recognised centre of research and leading the charity’s major five year programme questioning the ethics and practice of justice”.
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