Comment
9 May 2014
In the second of a series of posts in advance of next week's How Violent is Britain? conference, Professor Barry Goldson of the University of Liverpool writes of the long shadow of persistent failure, misery, scandal, human suffering, abuse and violence in children's prisons.
Comment
8 May 2014
In the first of a series of posts in advance of next week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr David Whyte of the University of Liverpool argues that violence is big business for British institutions.
Comment
7 May 2014

Ben Bowling, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College London, gives a cautious welcome to the Home Secretary's proposals to reform stop and search.

Comment
29 April 2014

There is no getting away from the awfulness of what unfolded yesterday at Corpus Christi Catholic College. The fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire was a shocking event.

A much respected public servant, committed to one of the most important responsibilities of all - educating the next generation - killed in distressing circumstances in front of a number of her students and colleagues.

Comment
29 April 2014
Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang members.
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28 April 2014

Marian Fitzgerald, Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent, that the 'too good to be true' fall in the Crime Survey for England and Wales requires serious consideration of its possible limitations.

Comment
24 April 2014

We know a lot less about trends in violence than we think and our explanations for their rises and falls are not up to much either, Richard Garside argues.

Comment
16 April 2014

During March we held two really interesting and challenging Justice Matters events.

On Monday, 24th March we held the 'Justice Matters partners' event, focusing on the initiative as a whole. Though relatively small in number, the discussion among those who attended was excellent.

Comment
14 April 2014
Laurel Townhead on the future plans for Justice Matters for Women.
Comment
13 April 2014
Marian Fitzgerald, Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent, argues that the official crime statistics fail to account for recent massive increases in cybercrime.
Comment
10 April 2014

Professor Tim Hope argues that the most surprising thing about recent revelations that the police fiddle crime figures is that it should have come as any surprise at all.

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10 April 2014

Jordan Beaumont, an intern at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, argues that we should replace talk of the 'criminal justice system' with the 'criminal industrial complex' as a more accurate representation of reality.