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  • Thursday, 23 March, 2017

    A special virtual issue of The British Journal of Criminology has grouped together articles spanning more than thirty years of scholarship on domestic violence.

    Many of the articles challenge the commonsense assumption that more laws and tougher criminal justice enforcement will have a meaningful impact on rates and levels of domestic violence. Other articles examine criminal justice practice, finding it, in many cases, wanting.

  • Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has called on the Government to publish its evidence that new prisons will bring jobs and economic growth.

    The call came in reaction to news that the Government plans to build four new prisons across England and Wales, claiming they will create at least 2,000 jobs.

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

  • Monday, 20 March, 2017

    The Centre's Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has co-authored an article published in the first volume of Justice, Power and Resistance. The article was published in 2016 and has now been made available for free download.

  • Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Weinberg, the Executive Director of Safe Ground, has been elected as our new Chair of Trustees.

    Charlotte replaces Liz Hill, who is stepping down after seven years as Chair. Liz will remain as a Trustee.

    Outgoing Chair of Trustees, Liz Hill, said:

  • Monday, 06 March, 2017

    In the latest issue of Red Pepper magazine our Senior Policy Associate Rebecca Roberts writes about the closure of Holloway prison and the Centre's two year project to develop a Community Plan for the site. 

  • Friday, 24 February, 2017

    Last week we collaborated with The Sunday Times on an investigation into the rise in hospital admissions for stab wounds (£).

    In the twelve months to April 2016, 4,054 people were admitted to hospitals in England as a result of injuries with sharp objects. In the previous year the figure was 3,590.

  • Thursday, 23 February, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Phil Scraton will deliver this year's Eve Saville Memorial Lecture, on Tuesday, 23 May.

    His lecture – 'Bearing witness to the pain of others' – will draw on his experience investigating the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, the politics of incarceration, and childhood in transition, and he will talk about the role of critical research in securing truth and acknowledgement.

  • Monday, 20 February, 2017
    On Saturday 18 February, approximately 40 people gathered outside Holloway Prison calling for the Ministry of Justice to open up the visitors’ centre in Holloway immediately for public use. 
    Local residents and organisations mobilised together to demand that the modern, accessible and child-friendly building be open to the public and utilised for community benefit. Suggestions included the space being used for an advice centre, women’s space, youth centre or community café.
  • Thursday, 16 February, 2017

    In advance of a community gathering outside the former Holloway prison this Saturday, 18 February, to call for the Visitors' Centre to be opened for community use, the Centre's Deputy Director Will McMahon has been quoted in today's London Evening Standard calling for a 'people's plan' to develop the former Holloway site.

  • Wednesday, 08 February, 2017

    In an article for the OpenDemocracy website, our Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has criticised the government's plans to expand the prison system by 10,000 places and build new prisons, arguing that it will do little to solve the ongoing crisis in the system.

    Rebecca describes how the prison reform programme is part of the wider public sector reform of asset stripping, privatisation and deregulation in which the burden of austerity is imposed on individual prison governors under the guise of greater autonomy.