New partnership and recruitment for 2017-18

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in partnership with The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust is now recruiting for a Research Fellow to investigate state and corporate power in criminal justice in England and Wales. Specifically:

1.    Undercover policing of political groups and social movements.

2.    Organisations and companies profiting from prisons and punishment.

This is a one year full time post with a tax free support grant of £16,553.

Want to investigate state and corporate power?

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their critical thinking and wanting to take their first career steps with a policy and research charity.

You’ll be someone who has an enquiring mind and critical perspective. Perhaps acquired through relevant experience or University study. We are looking for someone who likes digging around in challenging, contemporary subjects and who works well under their own initiative.

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. Through partnership and coalition-building, advocacy and research, we work to inspire social justice solutions to the problems society faces, so that many responses that criminalise and punish are no longer required.

The deadline has now closed.


Appointment of 2016-17 Research Fellow

The Amiel & Melburn Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Lo as this year’s Research Fellow. Joe will be working with Campaign Against Arms Trade on research into the political influence of the arms and security sectors in the UK, analysing the connections between companies and the government with a view to underpinning CAAT’s policy recommendations, feeding into published research outputs, and informing the research and campaign organisation’s wider work.

The annual research fellowship is funded by The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust to give an individual the opportunity to further develop their skills and interests in research within the not-for-profit sector.

Joe studied politics at Sheffield University, and achieved a distinction in his MA in Journalism from Kingston University. Prior to the fellowship he held various paid and voluntary journalism posts, including news editor at Container Management magazine and reporter at London 24 and Pink News.

The fellowship will run until October 2017, and any publications Joe leads on for CAAT will be made available on the Trust’s website.

The Research Fellowship is an annual initiative which is carried out in conjunction with a partner organisation. The Fellowship is intended to facilitate research with a socialist orientation, consistent with the broad aims of the Trust. One of the aims of the initiative is to provide an opportunity for young researchers to develop their research interests and capacities in a politically focused environment and thus, over time, enhance the human resources that can support radical research.

Previous partner organisations include: Compass, Ruskin College, the TUC, The Equality Trust, New Economics Foundation, the Fabian Society.