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  • Thursday, 16 May, 2013

    Earlier this month we held a joint conference with the University of Liverpool's School of Law and Social Justice. The event attracted 150+ attendees and brought together a variety of key figures, including academics, campaigners and journalists, to tackle the issue of corruption in Britain. Among the speakers were Deborah Coles of Inquest, Shelia Coleman from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and campaigner Carole Duggan.

  • Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

    The most recent issue of the Prison Service Journal is now available on our website. Articles include Michael Cavadino on economics, politics and penal policy; Mary Rogan on prison policy in times of austerity; and Sacha Darke on staff-inmate relations. 

  • Monday, 13 May, 2013

    David Stuckler explains the correlation between unemployment and the suicide rate in the New York Times. Read a transcript of speech given by David to the Centre back in 2009. 

  • Tuesday, 07 May, 2013

    50: The number of 'mentally-ill patients 'tasered' in three years' according to The Independent.

  • Friday, 03 May, 2013

    The May issue of the BJC is out now. Topics include crime and inequality, responsibilization in youth justice, death penalty and much more. And don't forget, if you are a member of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, you can get a discount on your subscription. 

  • Wednesday, 01 May, 2013

    The new issue of the Statewatch Journal (volume 23 no 1) is now available to download

  • Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

    Richard Garside has written a piece on his approach to tweeting. You can follow Richard @richardjgarside.

  • Thursday, 08 November, 2012

    The next steps in the privatisation of prisons in England and Wales were announced today by the Ministry of Justice.

    Competition to run four prisons will go forward to the next stage. These are:

    1. HMP Northumberland (an amalgam of HMPs Castington and Acklington).
    2. HMP Moorland.
    3. HMP Hatfield.
    4. HMP Lindholme.

    The three remaining bidders in the frame for these are Sodexo, Serco and MTC/Amey.

  • Thursday, 25 October, 2012

    Our director Richard Garside took part in The Guardian's politics weekly podcast, alongside Polly Toynbee, Randeep Ramesh and Larry Elliott. The subjects for discussion included Britain's emergence from recession and a new tone from the government on crime and punishment.

  • Monday, 22 October, 2012

    Richard Garside previews the prime minister's speech on criminal justice in The Guardian.

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