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Safeguarding Research Ethics

The RJ4All International institute is committed to carrying out research and producing only high-quality publications that conform to internationally accepted research rules and ethics. We have a publishing house, RJ4All Publications, that is a world-class publisher in social and policy sciences and is supported by several editorial boards.  

When conducting fieldwork and research, especially when this involves vulnerable individuals, we always undergo Research Ethics approval. This not only safeguards the integrity of our research but also safeguards our research sample and teams.

To this end, we have a standing Research Ethics Committee, which reviews our research ethics applications. The Committee follows The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. This also serves as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings within RJ4All and its projects. We also follow the UK’s Economic and Research Council’s guidance as well as Social Research Association Research Ethics Guidance.

Research ethics approval are contingent on projects being compliant with the GDPR and other UK data protection legislation.

Research Ethics Committee Members

Chair: Dr. Theo Gavrielides

Founder & Director of RJ4All, UK

Vice-chair: Prof. Verity Brown

University of East London and University of St. Andrews, UK 

Vice-chair: Prof. Howard Williamson

Professor of European Youth Policy at University of South Wales, UK

Dr. Jane Bolitho

University of East London and University of St. Andrews, UK

Dr. Lorenn Walker

JD, MPH, Director, Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Hawai’i, USA

Dr. Kenneth R. Lang

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Grenville State College, USA

Dr. Paul Kiff

Former Head President of the European Society of Criminology, UK

Dr. Anna Matczak

Lecturer in Comparative Criminology, Hague University, the Netherlands

Academic Boards & International Advisory Boards

Our research is guided and supported by the two Academic and Editorial Boards of our peer-reviewed journals. These are the Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) and the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ).

Board Vacancies

We consider applications to join our Editorial Boards on an ongoing basis. 

To find out more and to access the Terms of Reference click here.

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