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  • Thursday, 22 January, 2015

    Our Director Richard Garside is among the signatories to a letter published today in The Guardian calling for the strip-searching of children in police stations to be used only as a last resort.

  • Friday, 16 January, 2015

    The ten most popular articles from our magazine Criminal Justice Matters are now available via this website, free of charge.

    These articles include:

    1: Kevin Haggerty and Ariane Ellerbrok (2011) ‘The social study of serial killers'

    2: John Muncie (2008) ‘The theory and politics of criminalisation'

  • Thursday, 15 January, 2015

    On Wednesday 14 January, Women for Refugee Women launched their latest report at a conference at Amnesty UK, which was attended by Abi Amey, Project Assistant at the Centre. The report, I Am Human, includes the experiences of 38 women who have been detained in Yarl’s Wood between June 2012 and October 2014.

  • Monday, 12 January, 2015

    Last week the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee held an evidence session on the benefit sanctions scheme. The government was urged to suspend the sanctions regime pending a review of its impact – especially on the mentally ill and disabled, reports The Guardian

  • Thursday, 08 January, 2015

    Our Director Richard Garside was quoted in a comment piece on the BBC News Magazine website about Ched Evans. The article considers the implications of Evans' lack of remorse for his rape conviction.

    Richard says:

    'He was found guilty and a prison sentence was his punishment, not unemployment. That was not part of his sentence and nor should it be.'

  • Monday, 05 January, 2015

    Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of footballer Ched Evans, Richard Garside, the Centre's director, said:

    'I have been shocked and appalled by the vile and hateful sexism stirred up by this case. It has no place in football, or in British society more generally. It must be challenged consistently and systematically rooted out.

    'Ched Evans' victim deserves our full and complete support. She has been through a terrible ordeal, one that continues to this day. Those who are hounding her need to be dealt with promptly and decisively.

  • Monday, 05 January, 2015

    Over Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 February 2015, an impressive line-up of speakers will offer powerful accounts on contemporary policing at the 'Police corruption, spying, racism and accountability' conference in London.

  • Monday, 22 December, 2014


    Do they know it's Christmas?
    As part of our ongoing comment series, Matt Ford, Research and Policy Assistant, wrote an article on how ethnic minority people are financially excluded.

  • Friday, 19 December, 2014

    The Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, Tom Winsor, was yesterday reappointed for a further five year term, apparently without the post being advertised. The Home Secretary Theresa May said that 'Mr Winsor has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Inspectorate is able to successfully shine a light on policing outcomes and value for money'.

  • Thursday, 18 December, 2014

    Our partner organisation, the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research, has published another comment piece on their website.

    It's all about the harms that drug laws create and why the government won't acknowledge them. Read it here.