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  • 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:

  • Thursday, 16 April, 2015

    A new joint report by Amnesty International and Omega Research Foundation investigates the human rights impact of less lethal weapons and other law enforcement equipment used in places of detention and in policing of protests. 

    It looks at weapons in five categories: restraints, kinetic impact devices, chemical irritants (including riot control agents), electric shock devices, and other technologies such as acoustic devices. 

  • Wednesday, 15 April, 2015

    Women in Prison and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies have released the provisional agenda for the 'Justice Matters: Time for action!' conference taking place in London on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

    We will be hearing from a range of speakers with campaigning experience within and outside the criminal justice system.

    1. Setting the context:

  • Friday, 10 April, 2015

    Following the successful launch of David Whyte's new book, 'How corrupt is Britain?' last month, he's doing another two events to publicise it.

  • Thursday, 02 April, 2015

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is not fit-for-purpose and should be abolished, writes Stafford Scott of Tottenham Rights and the Monitoring Group in The Guardian.

  • Thursday, 02 April, 2015

    Colleagues over at our partner oganisation, the International Centre for Comparative Criminlogical Research (ICCCR) at the Open University, have added a few more blogs to their online comment series. 

    Here's a run-down of the new articles:

  • Wednesday, 01 April, 2015


    Reforms deliver a 'dis-United' Kingdom
    We've been busy this month with the launch of The coalition years, our review of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom since 2010. It highlights profound differences in approaches to policing, prisons and community supervision across the separate criminal justice jurisdictions of the UK. Check out who said what at the launch conference and what's happening next.