[Professor Cyrus Tata] The Centre for Law Crime and Justice brings together a really strong team of some sixteen expert researchers, experts in their field, practitioners and people very engaged in policy to examine a broad range of issues in the study of law crime and justice. [Dr. Rhonda Wheate] The centre has connections in the police service and in the forensic science service and in the legal fraternity at the Bar level and at the Law Society level because they are so practical and so forward thinking in the kinds of research [Karyn McCluskey] I’ve relied on people like Cyrus and numerous others
that we do, we think it’s really important to be embedded in those networks. within the department and indeed some of the researchers and I’ve drawn on their expertise because they make me look good. [PhD student Scot Dignan] It allows you to develop and aids you in any way it can to develop in your goals without asking anything in return which is massive because it is so freeing to have that unconditional support. [Cyrus] We also see our work as being of interest to interested and active citizens and we quite often find that the many events that we run on a wide range of themes that there are quite a lot of people that really want to talk about the relationship between law crime and justice. [Karyn] I could spend my time looking at loads of research, reading lots of papers. But, A… I don’t have time to do it and B… I won’t do it well so I need to rely on people who have the expertise who can look at the research that is coming in from all over the world and look at it with an expert eye. [Rhonda] We think it’s important for students to not just get the benefit of their supervision team which is usually their first and second supervisor but also to have the benefit of the whole school and the whole faculty and across disciplines and across those professional networks. [Scot] One of the big things that for me is really important is the sense of energy and the sense of excitememt that Strathclyde really brings to research.