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The Bill McWilliams Memorial Lectures

The CCGSJ is pleased to be associated with the Bill McWilliams Memorial Lectures.

Now in their 20th year, these lectures are given in the spirit of Bill McWilliams's work.

They represent an important contribution to thinking about contemporary probation practice.

Some recent lectures were recorded.  You can watch or listen here.

Our Aims

The primary aims of the Centre are to:

  • bring together research interests relating to community sanctions (with a European and international as well as a national focus), gender, crime and justice
  • develop the links between criminal justice and social justice
  • give students and colleagues working in these broad areas a clear identity.   

A second, but no less important, objective is to use the Centre as a base from which to apply for research funding. 

Thirdly, the Centre links academic and practitioner related interests - organising a number of workshops with members of the National Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies, voluntary organisations and youth justice agencies. 

The Centre holds occasional seminars and workshops and runs a monthly reading group.