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  • Monday, 24 June, 2013

    Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, considers recent criminal justice statistics and the impact of shrinking budgets, work force and conviction figures. Is criminal justice shrinking, how are the boundaries being reconfigured – and what will the impact be? The blog first appeared on the Reclaim Justice Network website.

  • Saturday, 22 June, 2013

    A Lancet editorial has commented on a ‘global scourge’ of initimate partner homicide and published findings from a systematic review. You can listen to a podcast about it here.

  • Thursday, 20 June, 2013

    Interesting piece in the ongoing Mosquito debate

  • Thursday, 20 June, 2013

    1 in 7 homicides globally, and more than a third of female homicides, are perpetrated by an intimate partner.

  • Thursday, 20 June, 2013

    The July issue of the BJC is available. Topics in this issue include institutional corruption, French academic exceptionalism, the moral economy of criminal justice and canteen culture.

  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    Britain's workers have suffered more financial pain since 2008 than in any five-year period of the modern age, according to research by a leading tax think-tank that shows employees have sacrificed pay to keep their jobs. Describing this downturn as the longest and deepest slump in a century, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says workers have suffered unprecedented pay cuts of 6% in real terms over the last five years.

  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    Mike Guilfoyle's latest blog is now up on Works for Freedom, you can read it here

  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    39,833 incidents of physical restraint recorded in 2011-12 with 3,000 in the ‘face down’ position.

  • Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

    A quote to think about:

    'Crime does not exist. It is a vague shadow that we try to grasp, it is yet another altar erected by ignorance and superstition supporting brutal bullies. The victims are the poor, the large majority of unfortunate people, the unhappy.” (Molinari 1984/1904, pp.30–2, cited in Ruggiero, V. (2013) ‘Crime and Punishment in Classical and Libertarian Utopias’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

  • Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

    The number of deaths in care homes last year was more than 103,000 compared to 38,000 ten years ago. As a proportion of all deaths outside the home the toll equates to a rise from 13% t o 1/3. Professor Brian Jarman also found that 27% of care homes in England did not report deaths to the Care Quality Commission even though there is a legal duty to do so.

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