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  • Tuesday, 16 April, 2019

    The eighth edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2017 General Election to the summer of 2018.

    Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    To improve accessibility and raise public awareness of the changing criminal justice landscape, data are presented in a variety of formats including infographics, graphs and tables alongside to-the-point written analysis.

  • Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

    Child Imprisonment: Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people, the latest from the campaign to end child imprisonment, is a short documentary about the harms of depriving children of their liberty.  

    Dr David Scott interviews campaigners who have been personally affected by the issue, and Carolyne Willow, Director of Article 39

    David closes the video saying:

  • Thursday, 04 April, 2019

    Our latest project, funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, is now underway. It will build on the findings from the project on young adults and antisocial behaviour measures we completed last year, which established the extent of the use of three antisocial behaviour (ASB) tools to sanction young adults in England and Wales.

  • Wednesday, 03 April, 2019

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed today’s report from the House of Commons Justice Committee on the government’s prison planning approach. The report – Prison Population 2022: planning the future – finds that the government’s current approach to planning and funding future prison accommodation is inefficient, ineffective, and unsustainable.

    Speaking today, the Centre’s Director, Richard Garside, said:

  • Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

    Housing association Peabody has bought the Holloway site. Peabody will be developing the land in partnership with private property developer London Square and plan to build 1,000 homes there.

  • Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

    Our Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in The Times (paywall) on Justice Secretary David Gauke's recently announced prison reform plans. 

  • Friday, 08 March, 2019

    It's been a busy week for our Director, Richard Garside, who has given his comments on a range of criminal justice issues. 

    In Tuesday's Guardian, Richard drew light on the geographical clustering of knife violence in an article by Jamie GriersonRichard said:

  • Friday, 08 March, 2019

    The Ministry of Justice has sold the Holloway Prison site in North London to housing association Peabody, the Islington Gazette reports.

  • Wednesday, 06 March, 2019

    We are saddened to announce that the conference, Prison Abolition in the UK, planned for 23 and 24 May, has been cancelled. Unfortunately, one of our conference partners has, in recent weeks, been subjected to concerted pressure by those intent on disrupting the conference. In the circumstances, they felt they had no option but to pull out.

  • Wednesday, 06 March, 2019

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of eight signatories on a letter to the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, calling for him to 'pause and reconsider' the government's plans re-let probation contracts to private companies.

    The call comes in the wake of a damning National Audit Office report last week, which concluded that the Ministry of Justice 'should pause and reflect on whether its propsed approach is both deliverable and consistent with its strategic aims for the probation system'.

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