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  • Wednesday, 05 August, 2015

    Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has called for 'a new approach' in responding to vulnerable and missing teenagers. He emphasised the need to protect children, but questioned whether the police are best placed to do this, reports BBC News.

    Speaking to BBC News at Ten, he raised the question of whether we need more social workers and fewer police officers. He said:

  • Monday, 03 August, 2015

    This is the July 2015 edition of our ebulletin

  • Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

    Lord Justice Pitchford today opened the public inquiry into police spying on justice campaigners and political activists between 1968 and 2010, BBC News reports. 

    Theresa May ordered the inquiry after it was revealed that undercover police officers had spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence, Labour MPs, trade unionists and justice campaigns such as anti-racism groups.

  • Thursday, 23 July, 2015

    Theresa May today announced plans for an independent review into deaths and serious incidents in police custody, The Independent reports.

    The inquiry will look into the events leading up to, and the aftermath of, such incidents, as well as official investigations that follow. It will also look at the use of restraint by officers and the experience of the families of victims. 

  • Friday, 17 July, 2015

    One Small Thing works with staff in women’s prisons and in the community, developing approaches grounded in understanding, fostering positive outcomes for all. We call this trauma-informed practice.

    Lady Edwina Grosvenor established One Small Thing to champion trauma-informed practice with criminalised women. It is run by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

    The first of what will be a regular One Small Thing newsletter is published today. You can read it here.

  • Thursday, 16 July, 2015

    We have a self-contained, air-conditioned, ground floor office space for rent with use of shared kitchen and toilets and a heavily discounted rate for use of our meeting room.

  • Tuesday, 14 July, 2015

    In April the Centre's Director Richard Garside took our recent publication, The coalition years, out on the road to Edinburgh, presenting at an Open University Scotland seminar. 

  • Friday, 10 July, 2015

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Justice to scrap its plans for a so-called 'secure college' for young prisoners. The announcement was made yesterday in parliament, by prisons minister Andrew Selous.

    Answering a question from Conservative MP, Suella Fenandes, Mr Selous said:

  • Friday, 10 July, 2015

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has announced a simplification of its membership structure, and changes to Criminal Justice Matters (cjm) magazine.

    Simplified membership structure

    From now on there will be two options:

  • Friday, 10 July, 2015

    Police use of Tasers in England and Wales has risen by half over the last five years according to Home Office figures released yesterday. In total Tasers were used 10,062 times in 2014, compared to 6,649 times in 2010.

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