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  • Monday, 19 December, 2016

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is publishing a new report today on the role of inspection in preventing torture and mistreatment in custody.

  • Friday, 16 December, 2016

    The January 2017 edition of the British Journal of Criminology is out now.

    In a free-to-download article, Hannah Bowes and Nicole Westmarland of Durham University write about their research on the rape of older people. Among their findings are that older victims of rape usually know the perpetrator, who is generally younger than they are.

    Other articles in the January edition include:

  • Thursday, 15 December, 2016

    The Centre's Director, Richard Garside, has today called on the government to get a grip on the problem of a rapidly deteriorating probation service.

    His call comes in response to the latest report from the Probation Inspectorate, into probation work in North London.

    The Inspectorate found that the service had deteriorated since its previous inspection in 2014, prior to the 'Transforming Rehabilitation' privatisation of probation.

  • Thursday, 08 December, 2016

    The redevelopment of the former Reading prison should benefit the local community, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has said.

    The former prison has been hosting an arts exhibition – Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison – since September, attracting over 50,000 visitors.

    Now Artangel, the exhibition organisers, have called for the Grade II-listed prison to remain as an arts centre on a permanent basis.

  • Monday, 05 December, 2016

    Our Director, Richard Garside, has called for a long-term plan to reduce the prison population, in a letter published in The Times on Saturday.

  • Friday, 02 December, 2016

    On Friday, 25 November, well over a hundred people met at the Williamson Street Community Centre in Holloway to begin discussing how a community vision for the former prison site might be developed.

  • Thursday, 24 November, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a visit to the now closed Holloway prison by our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, and London Assembly Member Sian Berry.

  • Monday, 21 November, 2016

    The future of the former Holloway prison site in north London will be discussed by local residents at a public meeting this coming Friday in Islington.

  • Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has called on the Ministry of Justice to shelve plans for so-called 'reform prisons'. Instead, the Ministry should focus its energies 'on the important task of real and sustained prison reform'.

    Our call comes in evidence we submitted to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry into prison reform, which has been published today.

  • Monday, 14 November, 2016

    'The overwhelming priority is for the Government to take a strategic view and set the path to reduce the number of people in prison over the long term', our Director Richard Garside told the Sunday People over the weekend.

    Richard's comments came as the newspaper reported on concerns over a rise in racial violence in prison, and claimed that groups were being set up to target Muslim prisoners.

    Richard told the paper: