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  • Thursday, 28 April, 2011

    The Judiciary of England and Wales' Response to Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders, argues that that: 'The court can of course take the VPS [Victim Personal Statements] into account but must not be bound by it'. Read the comment on page 4 of the response.

  • Wednesday, 27 April, 2011

    Goodbye to interns Alison Quinn and Melinda Kerrison and many thanks for your work at CCJS, they are off to their third year at University of Surrey and hello to Lorenzo Del Castillo - who will be with us until the end of September 2011 as part of the European Union ERASMUS scheme. Lorenzo started by attending a half-day conference `Reform: Building the Big Society' on 31 March which `debated' the value and the success/failure of the `Big Society' project.

  • Monday, 25 April, 2011

    Co-operative Legal Services plan to obtain a licence to offer legal services to non-members this October. Lord Neuberger, one of the UK's most senior judges, said that `we must be careful that the legal Big Bang does not result in an equally devastating loss of respect for the legal sector and the rule of law'. For more see the The Guardian.

  • Monday, 25 April, 2011

    We will be publishing a paper on life factors that affect young people as they make their transition to adulthood. With a series of maps provided by Danny Dorling, Richard Garside (Director) and Melinda Kerrison (Project assistant intern) worked on highlighting the different life chances young adults have.

  • Thursday, 21 April, 2011

    The Justice Policy Institute of Washington DC has published an international comparison of criminal justice policies, titled Finding Direction.

  • Wednesday, 20 April, 2011

    Several studies have found that small reductions in income inequality cause large reductions in homicide, according to new research from the Equality Trust.

  • Monday, 18 April, 2011

    Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, focuses on data, past measures, future prosecution plans, stalking and young women in a recent speech.

  • Monday, 18 April, 2011

    Professor Alex Stevens' ethnographic study examines the use that is made of evidence in government policy making - including 'fart catching'.

    We liked it so much the Journal of Social Policy has kindly permitted us to give you free access to it.

  • Saturday, 16 April, 2011

    To read the comments see The Guardian or The Independent. To read the speech click here

  • Friday, 15 April, 2011

    In 2008 Essex police paid £22,000 for the Unmanned Autonomous System to spy on 'criminals', 'illegal migrants' and drug smugglers. Now it is for sale without once being used because it was never licensed.