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  • Friday, 08 April, 2011

    We held an office warming party in our new home. Thanks go to Sandra Harper, who organised all the fun.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    Click here to read the article in the Daily Mail.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    Roger Grimshaw (Research director) was guest speaker at the AGM of the South West London branch of the Magistrates' Association on 5 April, on the subject of 'Challenges in criminal justice: an independent perspective'.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    We held an event at our offices to share the findings from the first stage of the Reform Sector Strategies project. The project intends to generate a forward looking dialogue about the development of coherent and credible approaches to tackle penal expansion and think through the challenge of reducing the prison population in the longer term.

  • Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

    Download the presentation Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts gave today at our Reform Sector Strategies event.

  • Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

    Shock at the announcement of the winners of the government contracts: out of 40 contracts worth between £3bn and £5bn only two have been given to not-for-profit groups. 'Is this Big Society?', Polly Toynbee asks.

  • Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

    A better understanding of the way the brain works could help us create a better legal system says neuroscientist David Eagleman.

  • Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

    Research demonstrates that memory is highly suggestible so many methods have been introduced to reduce the possibility of mistaken identity. 'Psychologists are continuing to refine and develop these areas' said Professor Graham Pike, a member of the Forensic Psychology Research Group based at the Open University. The group has developed a widget called `PhotoFitMe', which lets you put together a virtual face from individual features.

  • Monday, 04 April, 2011

    Teachers will be given investigation powers including confiscating pupils' mobile phones and searching mobile phones for evidence of cyber-bullying.

    Education Secretary Michael Gove also said that that the number of no-notice inspections will increase. The Daily Mail claims that everyday 1,000 children are suspended from school for abuse or assault.

  • Friday, 01 April, 2011

    The recommendations of a panel headed by David Norgrove include time limits for family justice cases to help children involved in their parents' divorcing process; mediation to help to reduce children's stress and having specialist judges and court social services in the family justice system.

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