Christine HoughUniversity of Central Lancashire
Christine was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire for eight years. She now works part time at the University as a researcher and teaches the Data Analysis module on the Educational Doctorate (EdDoc) programme. She was co-researcher for a research project funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust – Faith, Families and Crime – which explores the impact of the criminal justice system on Muslim families, due to a family member’s involvement with the Criminal Justice System (CJS).
Faith, culture and injustice
A critical analysis of primary research findings that reveal the negative outcomes experienced by Muslim families involved in the British Criminal Justice System. The research findings discussed in this paper look beyond the content of the Young Review and the Lammy Report and focus on the families of Muslim offenders and their negative experiences from involvement with the Criminal Justice System. The project explores the intersecting factors that are associated with the families’ experiences: faith, culture, mental health, family relationships and the absence of specialist support services available to Muslim families when they most need them.