I would build... collective capacity for policy change

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Deborah Drake of the Open University and Neena Samota, writing on the Reclaim Justice Network website have called for collaborative working to build socially justice alternatives to criminal justice

'We believe that there is an activist role to be played by academic criminologists and researchers, front-line service providers and grass-roots organisations.  One possibility for facilitating larger scale change in criminal justice policy may be through the development of ‘local hubs’ – coordinated, multi-site public initiatives concerned with sharing expertise and experience and stimulating collective debate and wide ranging public engagement.'

You can read the article in full on the Reclaim Justice Network website.

As part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' Justice Matters initiative, we are inviting people think through radical alternatives to criminal justice. What would you build instead? Find out more here