Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System


In partnership with Victim Support and The Centre for Justice Innovation, ICPR has undertaken research into how language barriers can impact individuals’ experiences of the criminal justice system (CJS). The project combined a review of national policy and data with close examination of organisational practices and individual experiences in two contrasting locations. The main aims of the project were to gain greater insight into the experiences of English speakers of other languages (ESOL) who are victims of crime, or otherwise in contact with the criminal justice system, and to support improvements to the way that these individuals are supported and dealt with by the CJS.

The project ran from April 2019 to December 2021.


The Bell Foundation

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