Criminal justice across the UK: What are the challenges?

Date: 
Thursday, 25 May, 2017

What has been going on in criminal justice across the UK since the Brexit referendum?

What are the main criminal justice developments to look out for across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland following the General Election?

Why is it so hard sometimes to achieve even modest reforms? What are the big policy challenges of the future?

These are just some of the questions discussed at Criminal Justice since Brexit, the Centre's third annual UK Justice Policy Review conference.

Contributors on the day will include:

  • Danny Shaw, Home Affairs Correspondent at the BBC
  • Allison Morris, Security Correspondent at The Irish News
  • Chris Marshall, Home Affairs Correspondent at The Scotsman newspaper
  • Harvey Redgrave, former Labour Party Advisor and Deputy Director of the Downing Street Policy Unit and now at Crest Advisory
  • Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group
  • Gloria Morrison of Joint Enterprise, Not Guilty by Association
  • Kate Paradine of Women in Prison
  • Danny Kushlick of Transform
  • Carson Arthur of StopWatch
  • Goretti Horgan, Northern Ireland activist, academic and pro-choice campaigner
  • Sarah Lamble, academic and activist on prisons, justice and transgender issues

During the course of the day, the event will examine a host of crucial issues affecting different parts of the criminal justice across the UK. These include:

  • The politics of law and order
  • Stop and search
  • Deaths in custody
  • Joint enterprise convictions
  • The criminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland
  • High prison populations
  • Drug law reform
  • Accountable policing
  • Rethinking our notions of justice

Everyone who attends the conference will receive a free hard copy of our latest UK Justice Policy Review report, normally priced at £20.

Criminal justice since Brexit

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