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  • Thursday, 28 May, 2015

    After a two-year investigation into allegations that Janet Alder, the sister of Christopher Alder who died in police custody, was 'improperly monitored' by police, the IPCC has passed the matter to the Crown Prosecution Service, The Guardian reports. 

  • Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

    On 20th May 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison, held the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference.

    The event was attended by over 100 people including activists, researchers, practitioners and women affected by criminal justice. The purpose of the event was to build collective action for challenging criminal justice failure and promoting social justice alternatives.

    For further information:

  • Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

    Betty Makoni, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Child Network World Wide shared her inspirational story at the recent Justice Matters for Women conference in London on 20 May 2015. 

    You can see her powerful speech on her work as a human rights activist against gender based violence and her belief in the power of campaigning.

  • 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. 

  • Friday, 22 May, 2015

    Take a look at these new blogs from colleagues at our partner organisation, the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) at the Open University:

  • 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!