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  • Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

    Our Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in The Times (paywall) on Justice Secretary David Gauke's recently announced prison reform plans. 

  • Friday, 08 March, 2019

    It's been a busy week for our Director, Richard Garside, who has given his comments on a range of criminal justice issues. 

    In Tuesday's Guardian, Richard drew light on the geographical clustering of knife violence in an article by Jamie GriersonRichard said:

  • Friday, 08 March, 2019

    The Ministry of Justice has sold the Holloway Prison site in North London to housing association Peabody, the Islington Gazette reports.

  • Wednesday, 06 March, 2019

    We are saddened to announce that the conference, Prison Abolition in the UK, planned for 23 and 24 May, has been cancelled. Unfortunately, one of our conference partners has, in recent weeks, been subjected to concerted pressure by those intent on disrupting the conference. In the circumstances, they felt they had no option but to pull out.

  • Wednesday, 06 March, 2019

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of eight signatories on a letter to the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, calling for him to 'pause and reconsider' the government's plans re-let probation contracts to private companies.

    The call comes in the wake of a damning National Audit Office report last week, which concluded that the Ministry of Justice 'should pause and reflect on whether its propsed approach is both deliverable and consistent with its strategic aims for the probation system'.

  • Monday, 04 March, 2019

    The Editorial Board of the British Journal of Criminology award the Radzinowicz Prize each year to the person who ‘most contributes to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology’.

    The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.

    The 2018 prize is awarded jointly to the authors of the following articles:

  • Friday, 01 March, 2019

    The Centre's director, Richard Garside, commented on knife crime trends and measures to tackle violence in yesterday's Guardian

    Richard said it was inaccurate to describe the spate of knife crime as a national emergency, adding: 

    It’s a very small number of the general population that’s either being victimised by this or in fear of their lives. It’s why these incidents seem quite shocking and why the policy world seems to fail to address it in a systematic level because for the vast majority of people, this doesn’t affect them

  • Thursday, 28 February, 2019

    Police stop and search practices have virtually no impact on crime levels, according to the latest briefing out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

  • Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies focuses on the education of the public around issues relating to the criminal justice system across the UK. We seek to encourage calm, respectful and informed public dialogue, where differing positions are explored and principled differences are recognised and discussed.

  • Monday, 25 February, 2019

    The centre's research on antisocial behaviour powers and young adults has been cited in the latest research from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). 

    Published last summer, Antisocial behaviour powers young adults is a two-part research briefing analysing how three key antisocial behaviour powers are being used to sanction young people in England and Wales.