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  • Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

    This month we launched a new report calling for better prison standards, as part of our contribution to the European Prison Observatory. The Observatory investigates and compares prison conditions, shares better practice and promotes respect for human rights in prisons management across the European Union.

  • Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

    Our event this afternoon on human rights in prison across the UK and the rest of Europe drew an enthusiastic and engaged audience of researchers, policy makers, activists and practitioners.

    Marie Crétenot, of the Observatoire international des prisons in Paris spoke about her recent report - From national practices to European guidelines: interesting initiatives in prisons management. A summary and full copy of Marie's report is available on this site here.

  • Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

    If you're struggling to think of what to buy friends or family this Christmas, have no fear! We've made a list of the buys and don't buys (honestly, some of them are criminal) to guide you.

  • Monday, 24 November, 2014

    The latest issue of our magazine, Criminal Justice Matters is out now. Edited by Dr David Whyte of Liverpool University, this edition has a special focus on 'How violent is Britain?'.

    We have made the following articles free to access via our website:

  • Monday, 24 November, 2014

    Dr David Whyte of Liverpool University, writing in The Conversation, questions the disparity between how the criminal justice system treats the pu

  • Friday, 21 November, 2014

    The Lancet has released a new series on violence against women and girls. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress.

  • Friday, 21 November, 2014

    Yesterday we published 'The dishonest politician's guide to the police', by Professor Tim Hope of the University of Salford.

    We were pleased to see that former Metropolitan Police officer and whistleblower, James Patrick, liked Tim's piece:

  • Thursday, 20 November, 2014

    Charlie Gilmour, writing in The Independent, has criticised Chris Grayling's denial of the prison crisis. He said the minister urgently needs to explain the rapid decline in safety in custody which everyone from the third sector to the Chief Inspector of Prisons deem to be at crisis point.

  • Wednesday, 19 November, 2014

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted a roundtable event  today to consider the existing knowledge about interventions and policies that prevent violence against women and girls. Held as part of our Justice Matters for Women initiative, the purpose of the roundtable was to inform our work going forward and identify opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.

  • Wednesday, 19 November, 2014

    We're delighted to announce that Catherine Heard has joined the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies as Research and Policy Associate. Her main responsibility will be to lead the Centre's work on the Alternatives to Custody in Europe project. 

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