Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System


In partnership with Victim Support and The Centre for Justice Innovation, ICPR is undertaking research into how language barriers can impact on individuals’ experiences of the criminal justice system. The project combines 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 are to gain greater insight into the experiences of English speakers of other languages (ESOL) who are victims of crime or are otherwise in contact with the criminal justice system, and to support improvements to the way that these individuals are dealt with by the justice system.

The project will run from April 2019 to September 2021.


The Bell Foundation