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  • Friday, 22 May, 2015

    Our Director, Richard Garside, appeared on the BBC current affairs programme Victoria Derbyshire to discuss falling police numbers. This was in the wake of threats made earlier this week by Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, that further cuts to police budgets would lead to paramilitary-style policing. 

  • Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

    The chair of the Police Federation, Steve White, has warned Theresa May that further cuts to police budgets will lead to a paramilitary style of policing, reports The Guardian.

    His comments come ahead of the Federation's annual conference this week. White highlighted the cuts to police budgets of 20 per cent and falls in officer numbers of 17,000 since 2010. 

    He said further cuts of similar proportions would lead to:

  • Sunday, 17 May, 2015

    The failures of criminal justice and the impact of imprisonment on women is highlighted in The Independent on Sunday  today. The article is published in advance of the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference on 20 May 2015, organised by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison. 

  • Thursday, 07 May, 2015

    The American criminologist Harold Pepinsky got in touch with us recently after reading the explanation of crime statistics by our Director, Richard Garside.

    Professor Pepinsky highlighted an article he wrote, published in 1987, based on an analysis of police recorded crime trends in Sheffield.

  • Tuesday, 05 May, 2015

    The activist group, Sisters Uncut, stopped traffic this weekend in a protest against cuts to domestic violence services, reports The New Statesman

    We are looking forward to hearing from Sisters Uncut at our 'Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action' conference in London on 20 May 2015. They will be sharing their experiences of building a grassroots movement. 

  • Friday, 01 May, 2015


    Agenda for Justice Matters for women conference
    Our Senior Research Associate Rebecca Roberts has been busy organising the all-day 'Justice Matters for women: Time for action' conference taking place in London on Wednesday 20 May. The provisional agenda and list of speakers is now available to view on our website. It looks like it's going to be a very positive and productive day!

  • Friday, 24 April, 2015

    This is the latest update on Justice Matters, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' three year initiative promoting radical alternatives to criminal justice.

  • Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, held a workshop on alternatives to prison on 21 April 2015. Attended by around 70 campaigners, academics, researchers and activists, participants were presented with the following questions: 

  • Tuesday, 21 April, 2015

    The Home Secretary Theresa May has written a letter two families of people who died in police custody to say she wants to remove the barriers that prevent them getting answers, reports The Guardian.

  • Friday, 17 April, 2015

    The Radzinowicz prize is awarded annually for the British Journal of Criminology article(s) that the editors think most contributes to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology.

    The 2014 Prize has been awarded jointly to:

    • N. Shalhoub-Kevorkian for the paper 'Criminality in spaces of death: the Palestinian case study'
    • Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham for the paper 'Hot pants at the border: sorting sex work from trafficking'

    Past articles include: