Our Research Analyst, Matt Ford, offers an overview of our new project, 'After Prison', for Russell Webster's website
'After Prison' aims to radically downsize the prison population in England and Wales based on the premise that there is always a better way to use a piece of land than as a place for a prison.
You can read the full article on Russell's site...
Congratulations to Mareile Kaufmann, Simon Egbert and Matthias Leese for winning this year's Radzinowicz Prize for their article on predictive policing.
The Radzinowicz Prize, named after criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is awarded each year to the person who contributes meaningfully to knowledge within criminal justice and criminology.
Chosen by the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology, this year's winners...
Our Director, Richard Garside, yesterday called for a fundamental rethink of prisons policy after the release of a damning report from the National Audit Office.
We need to avoid a slide into a situation where shooting terrorism suspects dead becomes the norm, the Centre's director, Richard Garside, said today.
He was responding to events yesterday afternoon on Streatham High Road in south London, during which twenty-year old Sudesh Amman was shot dead by the police. This followed reports that he had stabbed at least two people and was wearing what...
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology's latest research briefing, Non-Custodial Sentences, reviews sentencing trends, non-custodial sentencing and policy considerations.
We're pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £55,676 by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales as part of their new 2020 Criminal Justice National Programme.
Government proposals to scrap automatic release of prisoners halfway through their sentences is today being discussed in parliament.
The proposed legislation, if successful, will apply to offenders who have committed serious violent and sexual offences, who have been sentenced to life imprisonment and given a fixed term of seven years or more. These prisoners will serve two-thirds of their sentence before being automatically...
With so-called broken-windows policing appearing to come back into vogue, I was struck by this recent piece in The Washington Post, claiming that the whole proposition was 'founded on a lie'.
This is a contested area of policing, with many claims and counter-claims. With the government seemingly committed to a massive increase in police officer numbers, it is more important than ever that policing practice is grounded in evidence, not sentiment.