Criminal Justice

Social Innovation


Incomes, Work and Poverty

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

Researchers to develop first ever Europe-wide survey to track children’s wellbeing as they grow up

The Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University leads international project that will generate exciting new data…

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Needs assessment: risk, desistance and engagement

PERU's Kevin Wong co-authors a new Academic Insights paper for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation

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Latest Events

Making a restorative criminal justice system a reality

Venue: On-line Wednesday 28th April 13.00 to 16.30

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Hate Crime and COVID-19 Seminar

Venue: On-line Wed 11 November 2020

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Our Expertise

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

The British Journal
of Community Justice.
Established in 2002, the journal has since published ground breaking and lively articles which have stimulated policy and practice debates on community justice AN MMU CORE PERU RESOURCE MORE INFO MORE INFO
A repository of evidence about interventions designed to reduce reoffending rates amongst adult and juvenile offenders. AN MMU CORE PERU RESOURCE MORE INFO