The latest edition of UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR) came back from the printers earlier this week. It is due for publication next Monday and will be given, free-of-charge, to all those who attend our latest UKJPR conference – Criminal Justice since Brexit – on Wednesday, 28 June.
UKJPR 6 covers events from the May 2015 General Election to the June 2016 Brexit referendum, including:
- political speeches and parliamentary legislation
- the rumbling scandal over police spying and controversies of legal aid
- the growing crisis in the prison system and the the privatised probation service in England and Wales
With this edition of UKJPR, the format and content has been completely rethought: with more use of infographics and a stronger narrative across the entire report.
As with previous editions, UKJPR 6 assesses and explains criminal justice developments across the UK's four nations and regions: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A new 'data dashboard', offering an at-a-glance overview of the key UK criminal justice trends, is one of the key innovations.
UKJPR 7, covering the period from the Brexit referendum to the June 2017 General Election, is due out in early 2018.
Richard Garside, our Director and lead author on the report today said:
With this new, improved UKJPR report we have completely rethought its content and design.
It has all the content and information that regular readers have come to expect, presented in a more accessible, readable and informative format.
The thirteen month period reviewed in this edition of UKJPR opened with the May 2015 General Election and closed with the Brexit referendum.
UKJPR 7, due out in early 2018, takes the Brexit referendum as its starting point. It will conclude with another notable political event; the June 2017 General Election.
From General Election to Brexit referendum to General Election again in little over two years: this has been an unusual period in UK politics.
The context for criminal justice policymaking across the UK has become unpredictable and turbulent.