The disciplines of economics and psychology can bring fresh clarity to criminal justice issues. At a time of ever closer scrutiny of public expenditure in the criminal justice sphere the application of rigorous economic thinking and psychological expertise has a great deal to offer. The purpose of this site is to outline some of the methods that these disciplines provide and examples of the findings they can produce. The site builds on the legacy from the Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology at the University of York which closed at the end of August 2010.
YCJE represents a collaboration between Professors Roger Bowles and Cynthia McDougall.
Roger joined the Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology at the University of York in 2002. He has published widely on the economics of criminal justice and since the Centre’s closure has become an independent consultant. He has worked primarily on the application of methods of economic evaluation (largely developed in other fields such as health, transport and the environment) to the criminal justice sector. Roger’s CV.
Cynthia was the founding director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology. Cynthia is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and continues to be associated with the Masters programme in Forensic Psychology at the University of York. Cynthia's Profile.