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  • Thursday, 18 April, 2019

    We are recruiting for new Trustees to help steer the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in the next stage of its development.

    We would be particularly interested in recruiting Trustees with knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  • Thursday, 18 April, 2019

    The campaign to End Child Imprisonment has today published Principles and minimum expectations for children deprived of their libertywhich provides a framework for addressing harmful behaviour and supporting vulnerable children outside of prison settings. 

  • Thursday, 18 April, 2019

    Our Director, Richard Garside, commented on public probation services in Wales after Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey had praised their leadership. This comes in contrast to the criticism faced by community rehabilitation companies which a number of leading criminal justice experts, including Richard, have called to be taken back into public hands. 

    On the Welsh probation services, Richard said: 

  • Tuesday, 16 April, 2019

    Violence: prevention, public health and social justice - aims to outline a framework for determining how violence reduction for everyone can be effectively achieved. The project is being done in partnership with Unison.

    The Centre's Research Director, Roger Grimshaw, will be leading the project. 

    For more information please visit our project page.

  • 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.