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Education, Childhood and Youth

Incomes, Work and Poverty

Housing & Homelessness


How We Change Policy

Our aim is to make a real-world difference to policy-making by conducting research using innovative methods, co-produced with policy-makers, services and service users. We make a range of resources available to support policy-makers and practitioners. These help people to establish what works, disseminate findings on specific policies and share our insights on innovative methods.

Latest News and Events

Latest News

Hate Crime Reporting – Insights from the UK

Discussion of lessons learned from the development of third party hate crime reporting centres (TPRCs) in the UK.

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Evaluation of the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) on crime and disorder, public safety and public nuisance

An Evaluation of the Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol in Scotland finds that the introduction of minimum unit pricing of alcohol had a minimal…

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Latest Events

Ethnicity and the Criminal Justice System

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University 26th November 12 - 4

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Our Expertise

We undertake evaluations and applied research projects in the public and voluntary sectors.