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Personal Statement

Claire is the Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ). For further information about her interests and experience see http://www.cycj.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team/claire-lightowler/.

CYCJ supports improvement and learning in youth justice, contributing to a reduction in crime and the realisation of better lives for individuals and communities. For further information about CYCJ see www.cycj.org.uk.

Claire's research work focuses on youth and criminal justice policy and practice issues. She has a particular interest in exploring the use of different forms of knowledge to improve youth and criminal justice. She is currently undertaking research about co-production and women's community justice; and about access to higher and further education for those with criminal convictions.


  • youth justice
  • criminal justice
  • knowledge exchange
  • Young People

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Projects 2014 2023

Secure care - National Strategic and Transitions advisory function

Lightowler, C.

Scottish Government

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Research Output 2010 2018

Children's lives, education, and secure care in Scotland

Gough, A. & Lightowler, C., 17 Sep 2018, Children and Their Education in Secure Accommodation: Interdisciplinary perspectives of education, health and youth justice. Gallard, D., Evans, K. & Millington, J. (eds.). Oxon, p. 94-116 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Developing and Designing the Women's Centres: Sharing the Learning from the Development Phase

Weaver, B., Lightowler, C. & Nugent, B., 28 Feb 2017, Glasgow. 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

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