cjm 86: Criminal justice and the Coalition
Ed Cape and Lee Bridges guest edit the themed section of cjm, featuring a series of articles which assess the promises and reality of the Coalition criminal justice policies so far. The section looks at whether the government has been delivering on their promises to pull back state power and enhance civil liberties and public accountability.
In the topical issues, Tom Considine looks at the `responsibilisation agenda' espoused in Baroness Newlove's report on achieving `safe' and `active' communities. Rona Epstein asks whether the courts take into account, as they should, the wellbeing of children when they sentence their mothers to custodial sentences. Lorraine Hope and Bridget Waller argue that the current structure of jury discussions does not facilitate equality of contributions and propose a simple modification to aid more participatory deliberations and decision making.
Articles in the debating section consider whether there is a place for faith in the criminal justice system, with particular reference for those serving custodial sentences.
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Full list of articles in print version of cjm 86
Cuts, state power and individualising responsibility
Arianna Silvestri introduce this issue of cjm
News from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
TOPICAL ISSUE AND COMMENT
The social study of serial killers
Kevin Haggerty and Ariane Ellerbrok examine the cultural and historical context of serial killing
Twelve (not so) angry men: jurors work better in small groups
Lorraine Hope and Bridget Waller propose a simple modification to jury deliberations
The Newlove Report: a new opportunity or an obligation for communities to confront crime?
Tom Considine argues that the report could cause more problems than it solves
Mothers in prison: the rights of the child
Rona Epstein looks at whether the courts take into account the rights of children when imprisoning mothers
THEMED SECTION: CRIMINAL JUSTICE UNDER THE COALTION JUSTICE UNDER THE COALITION
Criminal justice under the Coalition
Lee Bridges and Ed Cape introduce the themed section for this issue
Wither the Rehabilitation Revolution?
Nicola Padfield assesses the sentencing reforms
Stop and search - renewed powers, less accountability?
Rebekah Delsol detects worrying trends
The use of section 60 powers in Brent
Patrick Jacobs considers the targeting of stop and search in the London borough
Police bail without charge: a funny way to restore lost rights
The Coalition government, argues Ed Cape, failed its own test at the first hurdle
ASBOs are dead, long live ASBOs
Sally Ireland discusses the proposed changes for dealing with anti-social behaviour
An `ethos of mutual support'? The relationship between the police and the CPS
Mandy Burton questions an apparent shift in power
Will defendants survive changes to criminal legal aid?
Anthony Edwards analyses cuts-led reforms and their implications
Localism and police reform - improving or fragmenting accountability?
Lee Bridges asks where accountability over policing will really lie
Playing from the sidelines: the European dimension to criminal justice policy
Ed Cape considers EU law and why UK governments keep it at arms' length
Big Society lessons from youth justice
Rod Morgan reflects on the potential to scale back criminal system intervention
DEBATING: FAITH-BASED INTERVENTIONS
What place does faith have in the delivery of criminal justice?
Naomi Phillips, Philip Whitehead, Nic Groombridge and Claire Bonham give their opinions on whether faith based interventions are appropriate
IN FOCUS: MY STORY
My Story - witnessing narratives of childhood trauma and violence
Roger Grimshaw reports on new research from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies