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  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The prime minister is reported to be giving active consideration to widening the scope of inquiries into the activities of undercover police officers following allegations that the police worked to undermine the campaign for justice led by the family of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The Home Affairs Commitee has called for a new police code of ethics and integrity in a report published today following a six month inquiry into leadership and standards.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The Ministry of Justice has published a strategy and action plan for the criminal justice system - Transforming the CJS - promising a faster, more transparent and hi-tech system, including WI-FI in court rooms.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    Our director Richard Garside recently spoke about the effectiveness of knife amnesty bins on BBC news. For more on what makes for effective strategies in tackling gun and knife crime, check out our briefing.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    Linda Briskman and Scott Poynting write on openDemocracy about state and tabloid targeting of Muslims in the aftermath of Drummer Lee Rigby's murder.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    Ministry of Justice officials have warned that privatising probation carries the risk of increased reoffending, in the risk register seen by The Times and The Guardian. 18,000 probation staff would transfer to new employers and up to 250,000 offender cases would be reallocated to new private providers.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    The Body Economic is an agenda-shaping look at the human costs of financial crisis by Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler. The Centre worked with David as part of our ‘What is Crime?’ project.  The Guardian's review of the book is here.  Basu and Stuckler argue that ‘the price of austerity is calculated in human lives. And these lost lives won’t return when the stock market bounces back’.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    We have a few goodbyes this month. After almost eight years with the Centre, Ed Brenton, our wonderful Office Manager is leaving CCJS in early July. We are going to miss his professionalism, wit, office sweepstakes, xmas desk decorating competition and his oft shouted office catchphrase of ‘shut that fridge door’. We hope you will join us in wishing him well for the future.

  • Thursday, 27 June, 2013

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander yesterday pledged £100m for a new prison in North Wales. Read our director Richard Garside's argument in favour closing prisons down.

  • Thursday, 27 June, 2013

    We enjoyed Alan Titchmarsh's thoughts on the virtues of woods, in a recent piece in The Observer.

    'The woods are full of bluebells, not crime, as we so often hear. We should be going in to see the wood anemones, the lambs' tails, the hazel catkins, not languishing in fear.'

    Quite right Alan.

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