Our latest UK Justice Policy Review report is shaping up

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...

29 March 2017

Security industry shapes public view of law breakers

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...

27 March 2017

Research on big data approaches to crime and justice

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...

26 March 2017

Letter to Justice Secretary on prison jobs bonanza claim

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,...

24 March 2017

Criminalisation not a solution to domestic violence

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...

23 March 2017

Transformative solutions to criminal justice problems

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 ...

20 March 2017

New Chair of Trustees

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...

14 March 2017

What next for the Holloway prison site?

In the latest issue of Red Pepper magazine our Senior Policy Associate Rebecca Roberts writes about the closure of Holloway prison and the Centre's two year project to develop a Community Plan for the site. 

6 March 2017

Community action to open the visitors’ centre in Holloway

On Saturday 18 February, approximately 40 people gathered outside Holloway Prison calling for the Ministry of Justice to open up the visitors’ centre in Holloway immediately for public use. 
Local residents and organisations mobilised together to demand...
20 February 2017