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- Police expenditure 1999-2009
Helen Mills, Arianna Silvestri and Roger Grimshaw (May 2010) - One of a series of briefings on criminal justice spending supported by the Hadley Trust, this first independent study of police authority spending over the last decade found that expenditure grew in real terms from £9.83 billion in 1998/1999 to £14.55 billion in 2008/2009. Click here to download the publication.
- From criminal justice to social justice: rethinking approaches to young adults subject to criminal justice control
Richard Garside (March 2010) - Richard Garside makes the case for interventions with young adults that place social justice, not criminal justice, at their heart. Click here to download the publication
- Comparing coercive and non-coercive interventions
Professor James McGuire (February 2010) - This briefing considers the evidence that continuing the use of coercive measures for under-18s is not effective in reducing crime. Click here to download the publication.
- Probation Resources, Staffing and Workloads 2001-2008 Revised edition
Dr Mark Oldfield and Dr Roger Grimshaw with Richard Garside and Felicia Silberhorn-Armantrading (February 2010) - Our revised version of the report issued in 2008 clarifies the budgetary and staffing crisis that has been confronting the Probation Service. Click here to download the publication.
- Risky people or risky societies? Rethinking interventions for young adults in transition
Richard Garside (December 2009) - In this briefing Richard Garside, the Centre's director, critiques policies informed by risk factor analysis that seek to prevent crime by intervening early in the lives of troubled children. He also proposes a different way to think about risk as a social force rather than an individual pathology. This is the first of three briefings the Centre is publishing as part of its contribution to the Transition to Adulthood Alliance, supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. Click here to download the publication.
- Estimating drug harms: a risky business?
Professor David Nutt (October 2009) - In this briefing, which is an edited transcript of the 2009 Eve Saville lecture, Professor Nutt discusses drug regulation and control, drugs politics and suggests a way forward on the drugs debate. Click here to download the publication.
- Social harm and crime at a global level
Dr David Roberts (September 2009) - This briefing argues that while much of international relations policy focuses on terrorism and civil war, the real threats to human security lie elsewhere, like in the lack of clean water. Click here to download the publication.
- Young people, knives and guns (executive summary)
Arianna Silvestri, Mark Oldfield, Peter Squires and Roger Grimshaw (September 2009) - This Executive Summary details rigorous and independent international evidence over the period 1998-2008 in order to assess critically the effectiveness of anti-weapons interventions and policies. Click here to download the publication.
- Crime is in the air: air pollution and regulation in the UK
Reece Walters (September 2009) - This briefing highlights the human costs of air pollution and failed attempts to adequately regulate and control such harm. Click here to download the publication.
- Policy, purpose and pragmatism:
Helen Mills (June 2009) - This report explores the experience of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) that are predominantly working with black young people affected by crime in England. Click here to download or purchase the publication.
- Young people, knives and guns
Arianna Silvestri, Mark Oldfield, Peter Squires and Roger Grimshaw (June 2009) - This review of international studies provides an analysis and critique of anti-gun and knife crime strategies which have targeted young people over the decades 1998-2008. Click here to download the publication.
- Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability
Arianna Silvestri (June 2009) - 'Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability', a Centre for Crime and Justice Studies report on the voluntary sector's involvement in the criminal justice system. To download the report click here.
- The Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order Three Years On: The views and experiences of probation officers and offenders
George Mair and Helen Mills (March 2009) - This report analyses the use of Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders since they were implemented in April 2005. Please click here to download the report.
- Criminal justice resources staffing and workload. An initial assessment
Richard Garside and Nic Groombridge (December 2008) - This initial assessment examines the budgetary, staffing and workload pressures faced by the police, the courts, the Prison Service and the Probation Service. Click here to download the publication.
- Community Sentences Digest (2nd Edition)
Enver Solomon and Arianna Silvestri (November 2008) - Invaluable comprehensive information and analysis about community sentences. Click here to download the document and press release.
- Criminal obsessions: Why harm matters more than crime (2nd edition)
Danny Dorling, Dave Gordon, Paddy Hillyard, Christina Pantazis, Simon Pemberton, Steve Tombs (October 2008) - Criminal obsessions is an innovative, groundbreaking critique of conventional criminological approaches to social issues focusing on how social harm relates to social and economic inequalities. Click here to download the publication and for more information.
- CDS Direct: Flying in the face of evidence
Professor Lee Bridges and Professor Ed Cape (October 2008) - A report that critically reviews the introduction of two related schemes for the delivery of advice to those arrested and detained by police. Click here to download the document and for further information.
- Summary Justice, Fast-but Fair?
Professor Rod Morgan (August 2008) - A review of the use and impact of pre-court summary powers by the police and Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales. Click here to download the document and for further information.
- Building on sand: Why expanding the prison estate is not the way to 'secure the future'
Professor Carol Hedderman (July 2008) - An analysis of the government's explanation for the relentless rise in prison numbers and suggestions of possible policy reforms to slow the increase. Please click here to download the document.
- Street Weapons Commission: Guns, Knives and Street Violence
Professor Peter Squires and Arianna Silvestri with Dr Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon (June 2008) - An analysis of street violence in five UK cities for the Channel 4 Street Weapons Commission. Click here to download the document.
- 'Gun crime' A review of evidence and policy
Professor Peter Squires with Dr Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon (June 2008) - A comprehensive analysis of the nature and extent of the use of firearms in crime and an assessment of policy responses. To download the document and find out more about the project click here.
- A crisis of enforcement: The decriminalisation of death and injury at work
Professor Steve Tombs and Dr David Whyte (June 2008) - This briefing argues that fatalities and injuries caused through work are under-reported and the Health and Safety Executive does not have the resources to carry out proper enforcement. It suggests that being a victim of a work-related fatality or injury is far more likely than experiencing conventionally defined and measured violence and homicide. To download the report click here.
- The community order and the suspended sentence order: The views and attitudes of sentencers
George Mair, Noel Cross and Stuart Taylor (June 2008) - Research looking at the views of magistrates and judges towards community sentences and the suspended sentence order. Click here for more information and related documents.
- Ten years of Labour's youth justice reforms: an independent audit
Enver Solomon and Richard Garside (May 2008) - A wide ranging independent assessment of the government's record on youth justice ten years on from the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act that radically reformed the youth justice system. Click here to download the report.
- The use of the Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order for Women
Sunita Patel and Stephen Stanley (May 2008) - An examination of how community sentences are used for women. Click here for more information and related documents.
- Probation Resources, Staffing and Workloads 2001-2008
Dr Mark Oldfield and Dr Roger Grimshaw (April 2008) - Our new report indicates the Probation Service faces a budget and staffing crisis.
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- Critical thinking about the uses of research
Professor Tim Hope and Professor Reece Walters (March 2008) - Is the government reluctant to use the learning from critical, independent evidence based analysis and research to inform criminal justice policy making because political priorities too often trump evidence based policy making?
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- The social costs of dangerousness:
Jamie Bennett (March 2008) - A monograph written by Jamie Bennett that explores the social and policy consequences of the government's focus on the concept of 'dangerousness'. Click here for more information.
- 'Knife crime'. A review of evidence and policy (2nd edition)
Chris Eades, Roger Grimshaw, Arianna Silvestri and Enver Solmon (December 2007) - This is the second edition of a report originally published in August 2006. It includes the latest official data and a more detailed statistical analysis to determine possible trends in offences involving knives. Find out more here.
- Social justice and criminal justice
Rebecca Roberts and Will McMahon (eds) (November 2007) - A collection of essays exploring the themes of social justice and criminal justice, published in November 2007. Click here for more information.
- Farepak victims speak out
Dr Basia Spalek and Sam King, University of Birmingham (19 November 2007) - Research findings from interviews with customers affected by the collapse of Farepak. Click here.
- The problems of everyday life (Adobe PDF, 251KB)
Dr Vicky Kemp, Professor Pascoe Pleasence and Dr Nigel Balmer (October 2007) - Dr Vicky Kemp, Professor Pascoe Pleasence and Dr Nigel Balmer, Legal Services Research Centre (October 2007).
- Scoping study on a community based centre for male adult offenders with multiple needs (Adobe PDF, 380KB)
Dr Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon (September 2007) - A report examining options for a radical model to work with adult male offenders who have multiple needs
- Knowledgeable consumers? Corporate fraud and its devastating impacts
Dr Basia Spalek, University of Birmingham (August 2007) - A briefing on Dr Spalek's findings from her research on the experiences of people affected by corporate fraud and its long-term impacts. Read more ...
- Law-abiding majority? The everyday crimes of the middle classes (Adobe PDF, 162KB)
Professor Susanne Karstedt and Dr Stephen Farrall (June 2007) - Briefing paper presenting research on middle class crime. Click here for more information and to download the publication.
- The use of the Community Order and Suspended Sentence Order for Young Adult Offenders
Stephen Stanley (June 2007) - An examination of how community sentences are used for young adults. See here for more information and related documents.
- Debating youth justice: From punishment to problem solving (Adobe PDF, 1.5MB)
Zoe Davies and Will McMahon (eds) (May 2007) - A collection of essays by leading experts from the UK and abroad.
- Poverty and Disadvantage among prisoners' families
Rose Smith, Roger Grimshaw, Renee Romeo and Martin Knapp (May 2007) - Joseph Rowntree research into poverty and disadvantage among prisoners' families based on interviews with family members and an evaluation of service provision. For the summary and full report click here.
- Community Sentences Digest
Enver Solomon and Max Rutherford (May 2007) - Invaluable comprehensive information and analysis about community sentences. This publication has now been updated and a second edition was published in November 2008. Click here to download the new document and press release.
- The use and impact of the Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order (Adobe PDF, 558KB)
George Mair, Noel Cross and Stuart Taylor (March 2007) - The first independent examination of the new community sentences.
- Ten years of criminal justice under Labour: an independent audit
Enver Solomon, Richard Garside, Chris Eades and Max Rutherford (January 2007) - A wide ranging independent assessment of the government's record on law and order looking at the progress of the criminal justice system since 1997 against many key targets. Click here for more information.
- What the public really thinks about community sentences (Adobe PDF, 179KB)
Dr Roger Grimshaw (November 2006) - An evaluation of the 'Local Crime: Community Sentence' project which aims to raise public awareness about the importance of community sentences and to improve public confidence in them.
- Welfare and punishment. The relationship between welfare spending and imprisonment
Professor David Downes, London School of Economics & Dr Kirstine Hansen, Institute of Education (November 2006) - A briefing on the relationship between welfare expenditure and levels of punishment. Read more ...
- Does criminal justice work? The 'Right for the wrong reasons' debate
Richard Garside and Will McMahon (October 2006) - Following the publication of Right for the wrong reasons in July 2006, the Harm and Society Foundation requested responses to the arguments in the essay. Read more ...
- From punishment to problem solving: a new approach to children in trouble (Adobe PDF, 148KB)
Rob Allen (September 2006) - The first in a series of Whose Justice? publications provides a detailed examination of the youth justice system setting out a series of radical reforms.
- 'Knife Crime': Ineffective reactions to a distracting problem? - A review of evidence and policy (MS/Word (.doc), 24KB)
Chris Eades (August 2006) - Our briefing paper on knife crime 'Knife Crime': Ineffective reactions to a distracting problem? - A review of evidence and policy' has been updated and released as a 2nd edition. Please click here to view the 2nd edition.
- Right for the wrong reasons:Making sense of criminal justice failure
Richard Garside (July 2006) - The government never tires of telling us that crime has fallen dramatically in recent years. So why do ministers claim that the criminal justice system is failing and needs radical reform? Read more ...
- Serious Organised Crime: A new approach (MS/Word (.doc), 97KB)
Chris Eades (May 2006) - A policy briefing paper which considers the threat from organised crime and the government's response to it.
- Wings of Learning: the role of the prison officer in supporting prisoner education (Adobe PDF, 1.5MB)
Julia Braggins and Jenny Talbot (November 2005) - A research report looking at prison officers' views of prison education.
- Punishment before justice? Understanding Penalty Notices for Disorder
Rebecca Roberts & Richard Garside (March 2005) - Briefing paper highlighting concerns arising from the expansion of financial penalties to tackle `disorderly behaviour' and issues relating to the operation of the scheme. Read more ...
- Crime, persistent offenders and the justice gap
Richard Garside (October 2004) - Discussion paper. Read more here.
Older Archived Publications
2006Prison education (Wings of Learning and Nat Cen evaluation)
2005Media representation of asylum seekers
Mapping the faith-based voluntary sector working with the Prison Service.
Results of a consultation survey for faith-based organisations working in prisons. Findings from the second stage of the mapping (January 2004) By Roger Grimshaw and Natasha Thomas
'A survey of probation areas and their services for young parents' in Young parents: from custody to community. A guide to policy and practice.
by Joanne Sherlock, Prison Reform Trust (2004) By Natasha Thomas
Media Image, Community Impact. Assessing the impact of media and political images of refugees and asylum seekers on community relations in London.
Report of a pilot research study. Commissioned by the Mayor of London (2004) By Roger Grimshaw, Kirsteen Tait, Kate Smart, and Barbara Nea
Monitoring the effect of the Gloucestershire Local Education Authority Policy on the Education of Children with a Parent or Close Relative in Prison.
A report to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. (2003) By Liz Dibb, William Kay, and Roger Grimshaw
Radio Feltham 999 AM. An evaluation of the first prison radio in the UK 1993-2002
Report for the Gulbenkian Foundation. (2003) By Roger Grimshaw, Jackie King, Gemma Pegg and Sarah Bainbridge
Social and therapeutic horticulture in secure settings.
Reading: Thrive (2003). By Roger Grimshaw and Jackie King
Camden youth crime reduction audit.
Report for the Camden Community Safety Partnership (2003). By Roger Grimshaw and Jackie King
Evaluation of the 'Local crime: Community sentence' project pilot.
Final full report. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (2003) By Roger Grimshaw and Jackie King
Mapping voluntary faith-based activity and organisations in prisons: a survey of chaplains.
Findings from the first stage of the mapping (March 2003). By Roger Grimshaw with Leslie Sanchez
Evaluating work with offenders: current approaches to evaluating the voluntary and community sector's contribution.
A research report for the Home Office. A project supported by The Home Office Innovative Research Challenge Fund 2000-1 (2002). By Roger Grimshaw and Andrea Kilvington
Accommodation and offending - What Works? An international literature review (Adobe PDF, 342KB).
Report to the Home Office (2002). By Roger Grimshaw, Gemma Pegg and Jackie King
Evaluation of the First Night in Custody Project, HMP Holloway. Final report.
London: Prison Advice and Care Trust (2002). By Roger Grimshaw, Jackie King, Sarah Salmon, and Andrea Kilvington
Detention and training. Assessment of the Detention and Training Order and its impact on the secure estate across England and Wales
London: Youth Justice Board (2002). By Ann Hagell, Neal Hazel, Mark Liddle, Roger Grimshaw, Debbie Archer, and Jackie King
Unlocking the doors to information. An assessment of information resources and support materials for families and friends of prisoners, and for professionals working with them, in the UK, Europe, USA, and other English-speaking countries.
A report for Action for Prisoners' Families (2002). By Roger Grimshaw and Jackie King
The impact of 'Payback', the campaign for community penalties (1999-2001).
Report to Payback Campaign (2002). By Roger Grimshaw and Gemma Pegg
Drug treatment in prison: an evaluation of the RAPt treatment programme.
Winchester: Waterside Press (2000) by Carol Martin and Elaine Player
Referral and selection for resettlement provision: a study of current practice and possible innovations.
A report for HM Prison Service (2000) By Roger Grimshaw and Andrea Kilvington
Adolescent sexual abusers and offenders in Inner London: a review and audit of need and provision.
A report for Inner London Youth Justice Services (2000) By Roger Grimshaw and Sarah Salmon
BRITISH DIRECTORY OF CRIMINOLOGY 1999
Third edition of the indispensable guide to UK institutions in which criminology is taught and researched, and the courses available, together with the individuals involved and their research interests. Published in association with the British Society of Criminology. Edited by Anstey Aizlewood and Roger Tarling. 180 pages. (ISBN: 0 901541 591)
TAKING THE PRISON SERVICE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
Martin Narey. Taken from a speech given by Martin Narey, Former Director General of HM Prison Service at the 10th Annual Eve Saville Memorial Lecture May 1999
Local authority secure units in England and Wales: profiles of regimes and programmes
A report for the Youth Justice Board (1999) by Roger Grimshaw, Ingrid Johnston and Andrea Kilvington
THE INCORPORATION OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (1998)
Lord Williams of Mostyn QC. Address to ISTD's AGM on November 4th 1997. 8 pages. Published January 1998 (ISBN: 0 901541 49 4)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC OPINION (1998)
AGM address 1998, given by Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
BUILDING SAFER COMMUNITIES (1998)
This comprises edited papers from our conference The implications of the Crime and Disorder Act held in June 1998. Contributors include: Mike Ashley (Local Government Association), Jon Bright (Social Exclusion Unit), Michael Hough (South Bank University), George Kelling (Rutgers University), Alun Michael (Home Affairs Minister) and Helen Reeves (Victim Support). Edited by Peter Francis and Penny Fraser. c200pages. (ISBN: 0 901541 57 5)
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: PROVIDING FOR VICTIMS, COPING WITH OFFENDERS (1998)
The report combines papers from two conferences, Child sexual abuse: is anyone listening? and Practical issues when dealing with sex offenders in the community. They are published at a time of intense public debate about how we protect our children. Contributors include: Sir William Utting, Chair, Children's Safeguards Review; Ray Wyre, Principal Adviser to the Lucy Faithfull Foundation; Dr Michele Elliott, Director, Kidscape; Terry Oates, Cheshire Constabulary; Nick Davies, investigative journalist; Allan Levy QC. Edited by Stephanie Hayman. 104 pages. (ISBN: 0 901541 54 0)
CCJS HANDBOOK OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES (1998)
Compiled and edited by Carol Martin. This is the second edition of the sucessful Handbook of Community Programmes for Young and Juvenile Offenders. Information included in this edition comprises programmes accross the UK (including Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time) for young people aged 10-25. The 300+ schemes and pojects described are aimed not only at young and juvenile offenders but those considered to be 'at risk'. Programmes covered include those for drug and alcohol misusers, motor projects, accommodation and fostering, bail support, sex offenders, outdoor pursuits and leisure activities, employment, training and educational opportunities and many others. c400 pages. (ISBN: 0 901541 53 2)
A GUIDE TO SETTING UP AND EVALUATING PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS (1998)
Ed. Simon Merrington. Foreward by James McGuire. This guide is the perfect companion to the Handbook of Community Programmes for Young and Juvenile Offenders (2nd edition) and has been written as a source book for practical advice. Information is given on: how to set up a programme from scratch; what works and what doesn't work in programme design and implementation; how to define the target group; where to seek funding; how to draw up aims and objectives; how to assess staffing requirements and attract refferals; how to build in monitoring and evaluation criteria. (ISBN: 0 901541 55 9)
DEATHS OF OFFENDERS: THE HIDDEN SIDE OF JUSTICE (1998)
Ed. Alison Leibling. Includes papers originally given at the third international conference Deaths of Custody held at Brunel University. This third publication contains new material from the United Kingdom and other countries about deaths of offenders/detainees in the community as well as in police, prison or special hospital custody. The book includes professional and personal accounts by people who have been involved with such deaths through their role in the criminal justice or judicial processes, or because of their involvement with or relationship to people who have died in such circumstances. 260 pages. (ISBN: 0 901541 48 6)
IMPRISONING WOMEN: RECOGNISING DIFFERENCE (1998)
Ed. Stephaine Hayman. Collected and edited papers from a conference held at HMP & YOI Styal in October 1997. Contributors include Dr Silvia Casale, criminologist; Marie-Andree Drouin, Grand Valley Institution for Women, Canada; Kate Donegan & Moira McAlpine, HMP Cornton Vale; Olga Heaven, FPWS/Hibiscus; Rosemary King, Head of Psychology, HMP Holloway; Elaine Player, King's College London; Carole Rigby, WISH; Chris Tchaikovsky, Women in Prison. (ISBN: 0 901541 51 6)
THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN: YOUNG PEOPLE IN PRISON (1998)
Selected and edited papers from three ISTD conferences held in 1997 at HM YOI Stoke Heath, HM YOI Portland and King's College London, which looked at the needs of imprisoned juveniles and young offenders. Contributors include Joyce Quin MP, Minister of State, Home Office; Sir David Ramsbotham, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons; David Waplington, Governor HMYOI Moorland; Juliet Lyon, Trust for the Study of Adolescence; Norman Tutt, Social Information Systems; Mary Graham, Atkinson Secure Unit; Mark Grindrod, the Howard League
SENTENCING IN THE 80s AND 90s: THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER (1997)
The eighth Eve Saville Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Andrew Ashworth, Edmund Davis Professor of Criminal Justice at King's College London in May 1997. (ISBN: 0 901541 54 8)
REPAIRING THE DAMAGE: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN ACTION (1997)
Ed. Stephanie Hayman. Introduction by Martin Wright. Collected and edited papers from ISTD conference held in Bristol in March 1997. Contributors: Mark Umbreit (University of Minnesota), Tony Marshall (Home Office), Caroline Nicholl (Thames Valley Police) and Lesley Moreland. 30 pages. (ISBN: 0 901 541 46X)
DEATHS IN CUSTODY: CARING FOR PEOPLE AT RISK (1996)
Ed. Alison Liebling. Published by Whiting & Birch. Contributions from: Sir Louis Blom-Cooper, Ian Dunbar, Lindsey Hayes, Alison Liebling, David McDonald, Gethin Morgan, Rod Morgan, David Neal, Terry Waite and selected seminar papers from the ISTD conference organised in Cambridge in 1994. 226 pages
INSPECTORATE INDEPENDENCE: DESIRABLE OR ESSENTIAL? 1996)
AGM 1996 Address by sir David Ramsbotham, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
BETWEEN PRISON AND PROBATION: THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS IN WESTERN COUNTRIES (1995)
Eve Saville Memorial Lecture 1995, given by Professor Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota
THE COURTS AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY (1994)
Eve Saville Memorial Lecture 1994 given by Lord Justice Brooke, Chairman of the Law Commission
PSYCHOPATHY: A LEGAL AND CLINICAL DILEMMA (1994)
AGM 1994 Address by Dr John Reed
HANDLING PERSISTENT YOUNG OFFENDERS: NEXT STEPS (1993)
Eve Saville Memorial Lecture 1993 given by John Harding, Chief Probation Officer, Inner London Probation Service
HISTORY OF ISTD (1992)
David Rumney and Eve Saville. Ed. Adrian Arnold. 144pp
UNDERSTANDING THE PAEDOPHILE (1989)
Published Jointly with the Portman Clinic. 32pp