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Dr Aaron Pycroft

Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity

Aaron Pycroft


I have had extensive practice and senior management experience in providing services for people who have drug and alcohol problems and complex needs working in both statutory and non-statutory services. I have worked in ICJS since 2003 and research, write and teach on issues related to the criminal justice system. My focus is on the development of complexity theory and its application to therapeutic interventions within the criminal justice system.

Research Interests

The application of complexity theory to understanding; the nature of risk and risk assessment, addiction as a complex adaptive system; scapegoating and forgiveness in criminal justice; decision making within complex systems.

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