Comment
17 March 2014

'Government spends £187 billion on goods and services with third parties each year, around half of which is estimated to be on contracted out services'. So claims a report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), published last week, on the contracting out of public services to the private sector.

Comment
14 March 2014

Tracey McMahon calls for the abolition of community payback and short prison sentences for summary offences.

Comment
11 March 2014

Mark Blake, Project Development Officer at the Black Training and Enterprise Group, argues that black and minority ethnic young people need to join the police to change its culture from within.

Comment
10 March 2014
Roger Matthews, who worked closely with the late Jock Young over many years, writes about Jock Young's influence and the memorial celebration of his life in London later this month.
Comment
6 March 2014

Laurel Townhead argues in favour of prioritising women’s goals – rather than the goals of criminal justice.

Comment
5 March 2014
Tim Hope calls for the abolition of the police service and establishment of a civil harm-response unit.
Comment
26 February 2014

Former probation officer Mike Guilfoyle writes about the importance of offering emotional support to probation service clients.

Comment
26 February 2014

Rejecting criminal justice as the starting point for a conversation about reducing harms for women is destabilising. How can we take this challenging agenda forward?

Comment
19 February 2014

Most people will be familiar with ‘Lady Justice’ – a statue or picture of a woman often blindfolded, holding a set of scales. Lady Justice is intended to represent objectivity and impartiality in the legal system.

Comment
18 February 2014

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’.

Comment
11 February 2014

Helen Mills argues we can't rely on criminal justice to address violence against women.

Comment
5 February 2014

Laurel Townhead and Rebecca Roberts highlight the systemic failings of criminal justice in responding to criminalised women.