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We sponsor research to bring about change in how women and girls are dealt with in the criminal justice system

Griffins Society Research - into the treatment of women and girls in the criminal justice system

The Society has been sponsoring research carried out by criminal justice practitioners since 2001.  

Every year we invite practitioners to submit their ideas for possible research projects and we appoint up to six research fellows each year.  Critically, we look for thought-provoking proposals where the candidates have clearly identified a gap in current understanding or particular issues around practice and policy that the society agrees need exploring.  

If you work with women in the criminal justice system or related areas like health and have a research idea you would like to explore, why not look under 'Our Fellowships' for details on who is eligible and how to apply.  You will find some 'Frequently Asked Questions' there that will hopefully tell you what you need to know, or you can e-mail the society with your question

The findings from sucessfully completed research fellowships are promoted by the society and published here on our site under Our research listings  


" I found that there was a real difference in terms of how I would have spoken with women as a Probation Officer – where the focus is on risk assessment and risk management. Interviewing women as a researcher was about listening -­ this was a very different process. "
Jean O'Neill, Fellow 2014-15, 'Time after time: a study of women's transitions from custody'