Criminal Justice Matters

Criminal Justice Matters (cjm) is the Centre's quarterly magazine, publishing articles that explore contemporary developments relating to political debate, policy and research. The magazine prioritises commentary and discussion of policy developments over articles focused solely on research findings. cjm is free to the Centre's members and is read by a growing number of independent subscribers, both nationally and internationally.

Those interested in submitting an article to cjm, or who would like to advertise in the magazine, should contact Tammy McGloughlin.

For more information about cjm and for guidance for potential authors, please visit the publisher's website.

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cjm 99: Poverty and institutional care

Guest edited by Dr Roger Grimshaw, this issue focuses on poverty and institutional care with contributions based on a roundtable held by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in 2014, with Christopher Stacey, David Graham, Monica Dowling and Courtney Hougham offering their perspectives.

cjm 98: How violent is Britain?

Following the conference in Liverpool earlier this year in May, this December 2014 issue focusses on ‘How violent is Britain?’. David Whyte gathers contributions from those who spoke at the conference, including Vickie Cooper, Victoria Canning, Will Jackson and Helen Monk, and Barry Goldson.

cjm 97: Criminal justice marketisation

Mary Corcoran is the guest editor for the themed section in this issue, with contributions from Kevin Albertson, Gary Graig and Ed Cape.

cjm 96: Justice Matters

Will McMahon guest edits a special focus on Justice Matters, the Centre's three year initiative promoting social alternatives to criminal justice interventions. See below for open access content from this issue.

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cjm 95: Electronic monitoring

In a series of articles focussing on electronic monitoring (EM), guest editor Mike Nellis and the contributors take an international perspective to consider how the use of EM is faring in countries such as Australia, Germany, the USA, Sweden and the UK.

cjm 94: How corrupt is Britain?

The themed section of this issue, How corrupt is Britain?, is guest edited by David Whyte. The articles, based on a conference held at the University of Liverpool in May 2013, include David Beetham on rethinking the concept of corruption and offering a new definition; Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail exploring radical alternatives to police corruption and Steve Tombs discussing corporate theft and fraud.

cjm 93: Insecure lives

Insecure lives, the focus theme in this issue, includes articles (edited by Peter Squires) by John Lea, Matt Clement, and James Treadwell. In the topical section Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney consider the criminalisation of football fans, Clare E Griffiths explores public attitudes to immigration and Lucy Welsh discusses the government’s proposals on legal aid. Harry Blagg offers his personal tribute to Geoff Pearson.

cjm 92: Criminal defence rights in a global context

Ed Cape guest edits the themed section for this issue on criminal defence rights in a global context, with contributors from England and Wales as well as from an international background.

Topical articles include Tim Bateman on the age of criminal responsibility; Roy Coleman and Joe Sim on regeneration and repression in Liverpool and an appreciation by Barbara Hudson of Professor Stan Cohen.

cjm 91: Prison ethnography

Deborah H Drake and Rod Earle are the guest editors of the themed section with articles based on an Open Univerity conference, 'Resisting the Eclipse: An International Symposium on Prison Ethnography', held at the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research and contributors consider the way to open the closed world of prisons to wider scrutiny.

cjm 90: Environmental harms

The purpose of the themed section articles in this edition is to prompt and promote debate on issues of pressing and growing global concern with Reece Walters as the guest editor. Articles in the section include Tanya Wyatt reporting on the environmental and social impacts of Western demands; Polly Higgins, Damien Short and Nigel South proposing a way forward to deal with climate change and environmental deterioration and Gary R Potter on the active resistance to environmental damage.