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  • Wednesday, 01 October, 2014

    This is the September 2014 edition of our ebulletin.

  • Wednesday, 01 October, 2014

    We are creating a website to support a new initiative promoting trauma-informed practice in women’s prisons across the UK.

    The website will celebrate success and convey an optimism about the possibility of real change.

    If you think you have what it takes, click here to find out more.

  • Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

    Our Director Richard Garside was quoted on the Aljazeera website on Tuesday talking about what a militarised police force says about society.

    Richard explained that the primary role of the police was to maintain social order, not, as is commonly assumed, to stop crime.

    He went on to say that:

  • Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

    What can the international evidence tell us about strategies for reducing poverty among groups most at risk? A roundtable on 17 November will engage with new evidence about prisoners and care-leavers in a discussion with organisations championing their needs.

  • Monday, 15 September, 2014

    Unprecendented clauses in probation contracts which guarantee private providers their projected profits in the event of early cancellation could cost the taxpayer £300-400m, reports The Guardian. This could stifle Labour's plans to repeal the outsourcing of probation services if they win next years general election.

  • Thursday, 11 September, 2014

    An assessment paper commissioned by the Copenhagen Consensus Centre has revealed that violence between individuals kills 9 times more people than wars, The Guardian reports.

  • Tuesday, 09 September, 2014

    The Centre's Publications Manager, Tammy McGloughlin, and Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, went to Liverpool John Moores University on 4 September for the 42nd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance & Social Control.

  • Tuesday, 09 September, 2014

    The chair of the public accounts committee, Margaret Hodge, has lambasted the government for allowing G4S and Serco to bid for outsourcing contracts whilst under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and the City of London over overcharging for services provided to the Ministry of Justice, The Guardian reports.

  • Tuesday, 26 August, 2014

    August edition of our ebulletin.

  • Friday, 22 August, 2014

    Justice Matters
    A three year strategic initiative

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

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