UNB is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) on September 17, 2015.

The research centre, launched in 1995 under the leadership of UNB Saint John faculty Drs. Paul Gendreau and Chris Doran, was created to engage in the theoretical, critical, and empirical analysis of criminal justice-related issues.

“It is our goal to pursue and facilitate the development of knowledge to inform the practice, the policies and the evaluation of the criminal justice-related issues at local, national, and international levels,” explains Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, who has been the CCJS director since 2006 following Dr. Gendreau’ s retirement.

The CCJS has developed important research and consulting partnerships with police, community, and government agencies.

Through these partnerships, eligible undergraduate students have the opportunity for experiential learning through field placements with provincial and federal correctional service agencies. Graduate students also gain hands-on research and practical experience through these valuable partnerships.

“We have a wealth of expertise pertaining to various criminal justice issues, and have the capacity to approach these issues from theoretical, policy, and/or real world practical application.” 

The event will focus on the history and development of the centre with Dr. Paul Gendreau, Professor Emeritus, Member of the Order of Canada and past director of the CCJS, and commentary on the future of the centre by Dr. Campbell, its current director.  

Media contact: Heather Campbell