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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, 07 July, 2015

    Following the publication last week of the Harris Review into the self-inflicted deaths of young people in prisons in England and Wales, J M Moore has written a critical review of the findings of the inquiry.

  • Tuesday, 30 June, 2015

    WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?

    Fourth UK Justice Policy Review

  • Tuesday, 30 June, 2015

    In the lead up to the general election in May 2015, plans for a new 'secure college' in Leicestershire were put on hold. Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, was questioned in parliament on 23 June about the government's intentions. He stated that the plans are 'under review' but seemed reluctant to expand on this;

  • Tuesday, 30 June, 2015

    You might have noticed that our work has been getting some media coverage recently. An analysis of government spending data by our Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, published on 25 June, was picked up by a number of news outlets.

    The analysis found that G4S and Serco are still being paid millions for providing electronic tagging equipment to the Ministry of Justice, despite being under criminal investigation for overcharging when they ran the contracts.

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