End 'out-dated' prison for women, new report call

The out-dated concept of prison for women should be replaced by a twenty-first century environment designed for women in need of some kind of containment, according to a new report out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The call comes in the Centre's latest report,...

10 May 2017

Centre to assess General Election manifesto claims

With the party election manifestos due out in mid-May, we will be producing a special UK Justice Policy Review briefing on the main parties' crime and justice plans and commitments.

The forthcoming manifesto assessment is the first in a regular series of briefings that will...

27 April 2017

Met police challenged on budget cuts crime claim

London's Metropolitan Police are playing 'nudge and wink politics' over police budgets, our Director, Richard Garside told this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme.

His comments came in response to last week's claim...

18 April 2017

How much does it cost to keep an old prison empty?

The Ministry of Justice spent nearly £140,000 on water, gas, electricity and other utility bills for the closed Holloway prison site, between August 2016 and February 2017, we can reveal.

The information came in a...

7 April 2017

More London prisons up for sale?

Last week, the Evening Standard reported that property agents, Savills, have been awarded a contract to review the possibility of closing and redeveloping London prison sites....

6 April 2017

Centre welcomes abandonment of Troubled Families Programme

Our report arguing that claims of success for the Troubled Families Programme were ‘too good to be true’ was cited this morning on the Radio Four Today programme.

The programme also heard from Professor Jonathan Portes, formerly of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (...

4 April 2017

Statement on the Criminal Justice Alliance

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...

3 April 2017