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  • Thursday, 24 November, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a visit to the now closed Holloway prison by our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, and London Assembly Member Sian Berry.

  • Monday, 21 November, 2016

    The future of the former Holloway prison site in north London will be discussed by local residents at a public meeting this coming Friday in Islington.

  • Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has called on the Ministry of Justice to shelve plans for so-called 'reform prisons'. Instead, the Ministry should focus its energies 'on the important task of real and sustained prison reform'.

    Our call comes in evidence we submitted to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry into prison reform, which has been published today.

  • Monday, 14 November, 2016

    'The overwhelming priority is for the Government to take a strategic view and set the path to reduce the number of people in prison over the long term', our Director Richard Garside told the Sunday People over the weekend.

    Richard's comments came as the newspaper reported on concerns over a rise in racial violence in prison, and claimed that groups were being set up to target Muslim prisoners.

    Richard told the paper:

  • Thursday, 10 November, 2016

    Last week our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, took Sian Berry, London Assembly Member for the Green Party on a tour around the now closed Holloway prison site in north London.

  • Thursday, 03 November, 2016

    Today's prisons White Paper marks the beginning of a new era of prison expansion and is the opposite of what is needed, according to our Director Richard Garside. Richard said:

    Liz Truss is today firing the starting gun on a new era of prison growth and more punishment. This is the opposite of what is needed.

    If the government is sincere in its desire to cut levels of violence, self-harm and suicide in prisons, it should be placing a fall in the number of prisoners and a reduction of prison capacity at the heart of its plans.

  • Friday, 21 October, 2016

    Far too many vulnerable people are being drawn into the justice system, the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Claire Sugden, told our conference on the UK justice systems on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, 19 October, 2016

    Today, all our staff are at Criminal Justice since 2015: What happened? What next?

    This means that the Centre's office and switchboard will be closed.

    We'll be back as normal on Thursday, 20 October.

  • Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies announced today that it will be holding an event to discuss the origins, evaluation and prospects for the government’s Troubled Families programme on Friday 20 January 2017 in central London.

  • Friday, 14 October, 2016

    The latest issue of the British Journal of Criminology includes several articles on the growing field of security studies.

    In their introduction, Adam Crawford and Steven Hutchinson observe this paradox: 'security has undoubtedly become one of, if not, the key problematic of our time. Paradoxically... we live in what are possibly the most secure, orderly and civil times in recorded history, particularly in Europe.'

    Free to read content in this edition includes:

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