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  • Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

    Sodexo plans to allow people under probation supervision in the community to report to electronic kiosks rather than to probation officers, The Guardian reports. Staff have been warned this could lead to 30 per cent of their probation workforce losing their jobs over the next year (up to 700 job losses). 

  • Monday, 30 March, 2015

    On Wednesday 25 March 2015, The Monitoring Group, in collaboration with the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, held a meeting to discuss how to ensure that the judge led inquiry into police spying meets the needs and demands of the victims of police actions. 

  • Friday, 27 March, 2015

    Over 100 people attended the launch of the book 'How Corrupt is Britain?' in Committee Room 10 at the House of Commons on Thursday 26 March. Speakers David Whyte, the book's editor, as well as Rob Evans, Sheila Coleman and John Christensen. 

  • Thursday, 26 March, 2015

    On Monday 23 March 2015 we launched The coalition years, our review of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom since 2010. The report highlights profound differences in approaches to policing, prisons and community supervision across the United Kingdom.

  • Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

    A HM Inspectorate of Prisons report published today has found high levels of violence and a drugs and gang culture operating openly at Guys Marsh prison in Dorset, the BBC reports

    In the introduction to the report the Chief Inspector, Nick Hardwick,  describes finding 'a prison that was in crisis, where managers and staff had all but lost control'. 

  • Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

    A summary of the speech made by David Ford, Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland, at our conference on Monday 23 March is now available on the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland website

    The Justice Minister spoke about the particular way criminal justice has developed in Northern Ireland since the devolution of justice responsibilities in 2010.  

    He highlighted the many benefits of devolution: 

  • Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

    Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice has warned about deteriorating conditions inside UK prisons and has called for an Inquiry, reports the BBC

  • Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

    Our March issue of criminal justice matters magazine is guest edited by the Centre's Research Director, Dr Roger Grimshaw. This special issue focuses on poverty and institutional care exploring the experiences of children in care, people in prisons and immigration detention. Contributors include Christopher Stacey, David Graham, Monica Dowling and Courtney Hougham.

  • Monday, 23 March, 2015

    Five years on from the last General Election, a major assessment by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies of criminal justice reforms has found that policy across the United Kingdom’s nations and regions is more divergent than ever.

    The report – The coalition years: Criminal justice in the United Kingdom: 2010 – 2015  – highlights profound differences in approaches to policing, prisons and community supervision across the United Kingdom.

  • Friday, 20 March, 2015

    Prison Service Journal issue 218 is now available on our website. This edition is about working with people with personality disorder.

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