Men are encouraged to give up shaving for the month of ‘Movember’ - to cultivate their facial fluff in a bid to raise awareness and money for the cause of testicular cancer. ‘Dry January’ is all about abstaining from booze for 31 days in what Alcohol Concern say is a bid to ‘start a new conversation about alcohol’.
Helen Mills argues we can't rely on criminal justice to address violence against women.
Laurel Townhead and Rebecca Roberts highlight the systemic failings of criminal justice in responding to criminalised women.
Professor Ed Cape asks whether the Metropolitan Police's collaboration with Virgin Media in a private prosecution risks blurring the boundaries between private companies and public bodies.
Richard Garside discusses his recent appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee. He argues that the United Kingdom’s over-reliance on policing, prosecution and punishment is socially harmful and economically wasteful. There are more just and effective ways to make us safer.
Rebecca Roberts and Helen Mills ask what downsizing criminal justice could mean for women.
The government's plans for probation privatisation are likely to founder on the rocks of implementation, Richard Garside argues.
There is a malaise at the heart of the criminal justice system, Richard Garside writes. It's harsher, more punitive and more dehumanising than ever.
Sarah's law, which allows parents or guardians to approach the police for information about individuals they suspect are paedophiles, is a tokenistic response to a real and deep problem of child sexual exploitation, Richard Garside argues
Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a shameful and appalling waste of money.
In this summary piece based on her 2012 Eve Saville Lecture, Professor Pat Carlen argues that rehabilitation programmes have tended to be reserved for poorer lawbreakers. White collar and corporate lawbreakers, by contrast, tend not to be subject to the same level of prosecution or supervision.