Exhibition depicting students views on the criminal justice system uses innovative new research method

A new photographic exhibition depicting students’ views on the criminal justice system will run from 8 – 19 May at the University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre.

The exhibition, which is open to the public and free to attend, will utilise images taken and selected by second year Criminology students which reflect their views and experiences of studying criminology and working in the criminal justice system.

The images will go on display in the Balcony Gallery in the University's  Attenborough Arts Centre from Monday 8 May until Friday 19 May.

‘Photovoice’ is an innovative new research method currently gaining credibility in the field of criminology and enables reflection by students on the role and purpose of the various criminal justice agencies through imagery.

Using this methodology, students can build up a portfolio of images and improve their ability to articulate their skill set and thus improving on their employability prospects.

This is the first time this technique has been used in Criminology teaching at Leicester and the University has supported the initiative through its Teaching Innovation Fund. It is hoped that the project will be rolled out to other undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology courses if the pilot is deemed a success.