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  • Monday, 03 April, 2017

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies was a founding member of the Criminal Justice Alliance. We helped to establish the Alliance because we recognise the importance of organisations working together to challenge unnecessary criminalisation and champion progressive reforms.

    The Centre is currently engaged in a number of challenging and significant pieces of work. This includes:

  • Friday, 31 March, 2017

    We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for our Community Plan for Holloway project. 

  • Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

    We are working on the proofs of the new edition of our popular UK Justice Policy Review report series.

    The latest edition, the sixth in the series, is due out in May. It will cover criminal justice developments across the UK between the General Election and the Brexit referendum.

  • Monday, 27 March, 2017

    An article examining how the 19th century security industry shaped the public understanding of law breakers has been judged the best article published in The British Journal of Criminology last year. The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.

  • Sunday, 26 March, 2017

    Big data and criminology is the focus of a March issue The British Journal of Criminology.

    A free-to-download article by Matthew L. Williams, Pete Burnap and Luke Sloan assesses the potential role of social media in assessing crime patterns.

  • Friday, 24 March, 2017

    Our Director, Richard Garside, has written to the Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, calling for her to publish a secret Ministry of Justice report on the economic impact of new prisons.

    On Wednesday, the Ministry of Justice announced plans to build four new prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot. According to the Ministry, the new prisons will 'act as a boost to regional economies' and create 'new opportunities for local businesses.'

  • 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:

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