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  • Tuesday, 04 December, 2018

    The Centre's Research Fellow, Connor Woodman, spoke at Rebellious Lawyering (RebLaw) 2018 last weekend, held at the University of Law to an audience of students, lawyers, organisers and researchers from across the UK.  

    Connor spoke on 'Spycops: The future for the Undercover Policing Inquiry' which was based on his two forthcoming reports investigating the history of political policing in the UK and how the state has sought to constrain and undermine dissent against racism, patriarchy and class through infiltration and other methods. 

  • Monday, 03 December, 2018

    The Centre is delighted to be part of a new collaborative campaign to end child imprisonment.

    Launching at an event last Thursday at the House of Lords, the campaign supports approaches that prioritise children’s needs, safety and futures, and advocates for the closure of child prisons in England and Wales. 

    We look forward to working with our colleagues at organisations including Article 39, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Inquest, Just for Kids Law and the National Association for Youth Justice on this important issue. 

  • Monday, 03 December, 2018

    Over the past year, we have hosted a Research Fellow, Connor Woodman, sponsored by the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust. The Centre is today publishing two papers on undercover policing Connor has written as part of this Fellowship, under the title Spycops in context.

  • Thursday, 29 November, 2018

    Knife violence coverage

    The Centre has had a busy week after releasing our latest report - Young people, violence and knivesa briefing evaluating different approaches to addressing knife violence. 

  • Monday, 26 November, 2018

    Attempts to punish and prosecute our way out of knife violence are doomed to failure, according to a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report – Young people, violence and knives – finds that police-led interventions and tougher sentencing have, at best, been ineffective and at worst, been counterproductive.

  • Monday, 26 November, 2018

    Last Tuesday 20 November, we held the two-year anniversary event for the Community Plan for Holloway. The meeting brought together 150 people from the local community to discuss the victories so far and future plans. 

    The speakers were:

  • Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

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  • Monday, 12 November, 2018

    The sale of the Holloway prison site faces yet another delay, the Islington Tribune reports. A buyer for the site now won’t be in place until at least the new year.

    The news came when a Centre for Crime and Justice Studies staff member asked a question about the timetable for the sale at a Ministry of Justice event last week.

  • Monday, 12 November, 2018

    On Monday and Wednesday our Research Analyst, Matt Ford, was at the Hilldrop Community Centre in Islington giving talks about our Community Plan for Holloway project to University College London (UCL) students on the Urban Design and City Planning Masters course.The days were organised by Omar Sherif, one of the planners we have been working closely with as part of the project. He has coordinated a unit on the Holloway site at UCL. 

  • Friday, 09 November, 2018

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is a signatory in a letter featured in The Guardian announcing the launch of a collaborative campaign to end child imprisonment in England and Wales. 

    The letter states: 

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