via @LancasterUni – Dr Claire Fitzpatrick urges more help for care leavers in the justice system

Dr Claire Fitzpatrick is Lecturer in Criminology in the Lancaster University Law School and has a long-standing research interest in children in care and care-leavers in the criminal justice system. She has written widely on this topic including the book Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour (JKP, 2006). Her recent working paper on ‘Achieving justice for children in care and care leavers’ (2014) has been published as part of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s ‘What is Justice? series.

You can find out more about Claire’s research at


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