cjm 72: Influencing Policy
Criminal Justice Matters has been relaunched in 2008 under a new publishing partnership with Routledge.
The latest issue includes a themed section, edited by Professor Betsy Stanko of the Metropolitan Police and Royal Holloway (University of London) examining the criminal justice policy making process. Contributors include, Rod Morgan, former chair of the Youth Justice Board, Jan Berry, out going chair of the Police Federation, Professor Ian Loader of Oxford University and Professor Michele Burnam of the Univeristy of Glasgow.
The magazine also includes a variety of articles on topical issues that comment on the government's recent violent crime action plan, the Flanagan Review of policing, probation reform and the Conservative's criminal justice policies
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Full list of articles in print version of cjm 72
EDITORIAL - The policy making production line
Enver Solomon and Rebecca Roberts introduce this issue of cjm.
Reasons not to be cheerful: New Labour's action plan for targeting violence
Simon Hallsworth critiques the government's latest approach to tackling violent street crime.
A patchwork of policies
Alan Travis reflects on the Conservative's approach to crime and justice.
The Flanagan Review and the fight against (police) bureaucracy
Barry Loveday takes a critical look at the `cautious' recommendations of the recent review of policing.
Doing with or doing to - what now for the probation service?
Lol Burke and Steve Collett consider the key policy drivers which have shaped probation and what the future holds following the restructuring of the Ministry of Justice.
The ill at ease or the uneasy fit? Mapping knowledge onto policy onto practice within a political maelstrom
Betsy Stanko introduces the section on policy making and encourages us to continue to take the opportunity to influence policy and practice.
On the relationship between criminological research and criminal justice policy
Martin O'Brien considers whether criminal justice policy is too important to be left to criminologists.
`What are we gonna do now?' Revisiting the public roles of criminology
Ian Loader and Richard Sparks examine the role criminologists play in contributing to public discourse.
From knowing to doing
Frances Heidensohn offers reflections on influencing criminal justice policy.
Research and policy change: The power of opportunism
William Solesbury encourages researchers and campaigners to look for opportunities to contribute to policy.
Engaging with honest politicians
Rod Morgan calls on criminologists to engage more effectively with the political and policy making process.
Does the penal lobby matter anymore?
Mick Ryan says the penal reform lobby is no longer the dominant force it once was and that it must adapt to a changing policy environment.
Evidence led or cobbled together?
Peter Dunn considers the relationship between research and government policy towards victims and witnesses.
Jan Berry reflects on her chairmanship of the Police Federation and criticises the government's approach to policy reform.
Changing policy and practice? Criminal justice research in Scotland
Michele Burnam looks at closer working between criminologists and the Scottish Executive.
Rules of engagement: Criminology and criminal justice policy
Todd Clear and Natasha Frost discuss the role of criminology, criminologists and professional organisations in the formation of criminal justice policy in the US.
Government crime policy and moral contamination
Reece Walters argues that Home Office funded research has become so tainted its time criminologists boycotted it.
Catch and convict, or prevent and succeed - Influencing policy at the local level
Jim Hopkinson provides an example of how government policy can be subverted to fit local needs.
The sharp end of politics?
Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon explain their research on knife crime in the context of increasing political hyperbole on the subject.
Zöe Davies and Louise Hazell look at recent research and policy developments.