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  • Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

    Commenting on new research highlighting the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury, the Centre's director Richard Garside said:

    'This research adds to the growing body of evidence that blows to the head among young people can have long-term consequences. This includes unnecessary criminalisation.

  • Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

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  • Tuesday, 09 August, 2016

    Commenting on the leak of the independent Troubles Families evaluation, described as ‘damning’ of the project by a senior civil servant, our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, said:

    ‘It is no surprise that the government has done its level best to sit on the findings of the independent evaluation. With £400 million spent and another £900 million in the budget, the Troubled Families programme is a huge waste of public money.’

  • Friday, 29 July, 2016


    Comment on Justice and Home Secretary appointments
    Our Director, Richard Garside, comments on the recent appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary and Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. 

  • Monday, 25 July, 2016

    Corrupt companies should face a corporate ‘death penalty’, corporate probation or public shaming, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies proposes today. The report – Redefining Criminality – by Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool, reveals that the public consider the crimes of the powerful to be as serious as, or worse than, everyday crimes such as handling stolen goods or joy riding.

  • Thursday, 14 July, 2016

    Commenting on the appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary our Director, Richard Garside, said:

    'Liz Truss' predecessor, Michael Gove, seems destined to go down as the great prison reformer whose career was ended before he had time to disappoint prison reformers.

    'Regardless of the balance sheet on his time in office, the appointment of Liz Truss affords a welcome opportunity for a rethink of his plans for "Reform Prisons".

  • Monday, 11 July, 2016
    The July issue of the British Journal of Criminology (Volume 56 issue 4) is now available via The Oxford University Press Website (subscription only).
    It includes articles on the working culture of covert policing, over-reporting of intimate partner violence in Australian survey research, and differential punishment of similar behaviour.
  • Friday, 08 July, 2016

    The publication of the Chilcott report has prompted fresh discussion on whether the war was legally justified and whether Tony Blair and other key figures could face prosecution for war crimes.

    Writing in the British Journal of Criminology (BJC) in 2007, Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool focused on the aftermath of the war.

  • Friday, 01 July, 2016

    Our Director Richard Garside has welcomed the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will invest the money made from selling three second-hand water cannons in youth services.

    The three cannons, bought by Mr Khan's predecessor Boris Johnson, have been sitting unused in storage since they were bought.

    Speaking today, Richard said:

  • Thursday, 30 June, 2016


    Time for a new approach to drugs