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  • 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. 

  • Monday, 25 February, 2019

    Our research on stop and search has been cited in a parliamentary debate on serious violence as to the limited effectiveness of stop and search on crime reduction. 

  • Wednesday, 06 February, 2019

    The Centre's director, Richard Garside, was quoted in the New York Times last week. 

    The article explores the effects of austerity on policing in the UK, where police are increasingly being used to deal with the rising numbers of non-crime-related emergency calls in the context of fewer officers and sustained budget cuts since 2010. Additionally, social services have suffered from cuts at the same time. 

  • Wednesday, 06 February, 2019

    The Centre's director, Richard Garside, is co-signatory of a letter calling for Medway's closure. 

    After Panorama's revelations three years ago of the abuse taking place in G4S-run Medway secure training centre, the latest Ofsted inspection report found that pain-inducing restraint techniques are still being used. 

    The letter is part of a wider campaign against child imprisonment led by Article 39 with a coalition of organisations including the Centre.

  • Monday, 04 February, 2019

    The Fifteenth Special Report, Controlling dangerous dogs, has used the Centre's research briefing, Anti-social behaviour powers and young adults (2018) to inform its review of the effectiveness of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

    In relation to dog-related anti-social behaviour, our briefing found that: 

    ...in a sample of 73 local authorities, the single biggest category for issuing a CPN (29%) to young persons was for animal related reasons and of those, most were dog related

  • Monday, 04 February, 2019

    The Centre's director, Richard Garside, is co-signatory to a letter in Sunday's Guardian criticising police use of so-called 'drill-injunctions'. 

    The letter calls on the Metropolitan Police to desist with issuing injunctions for drill music, stating that such measures are counterproductive and a threat to freedom of expression. 

  • Friday, 25 January, 2019

    The private developer that owns the Territorial Army site next to Holloway prison is now stating they can offer only 30 per cent of their development for affordable housing, reports the Islington Tribune. This is despite the 50 per cent minimum set by Islington Council.

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