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  • Monday, 26 November, 2018

    Attempts to punish and prosecute our way out of knife violence are doomed to failure, according to a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report – Young people, violence and knives – finds that police-led interventions and tougher sentencing have, at best, been ineffective and at worst, been counterproductive.

  • Friday, 23 November, 2018

    On Tuesday, we held the two-year anniversary event for the Community Plan for Holloway. The meeting brought together 150 people from the local community to discuss the victories so far and future plans. 

    The speakers were:

  • Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

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  • Monday, 12 November, 2018

    The sale of the Holloway prison site faces yet another delay, the Islington Tribune reports. A buyer for the site now won’t be in place until at least the new year.

    The news came when a Centre for Crime and Justice Studies staff member asked a question about the timetable for the sale at a Ministry of Justice event last week.

  • Monday, 12 November, 2018

    On Monday and Wednesday our Research Analyst, Matt Ford, was at the Hilldrop Community Centre in Islington giving talks about our Community Plan for Holloway project to University College London (UCL) students on the Urban Design and City Planning Masters course.The days were organised by Omar Sherif, one of the planners we have been working closely with as part of the project. He has coordinated a unit on the Holloway site at UCL. 

  • Friday, 09 November, 2018

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is a signatory in a letter featured in The Guardian announcing the launch of a collaborative campaign to end child imprisonment in England and Wales. 

    The letter states: 

  • Thursday, 08 November, 2018

    October's Treasury Budget announcement confirmed the construction of two new mega prisons as part of the Prison Estates Transformation Programme, Corporate Watch reports

    The programme plans to build six new prisons altogether, whilst the two confirmed in the budget will be built on the HMP Wellinborough and HMP Glen Parva sites and will create 4,000 new prison places. 

  • Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

    The Institute of Chartered Surveyors will soon be addressing affordable housing requirements in their national guidance, reports the Islington Gazette. This comes after a recent landmark High Court judgement ruling that developers can’t overpay for land and subsequently refuse to abide by local authority planning policies on affordable housing on the grounds of profit loss.

  • Friday, 02 November, 2018

    Richard Garside, the Centre's Director, appeared on the Today show yesterday to respond to the Chair of  the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton's comments on core policing activities, misogyny and violent crime. 

    Commenting on the issue, Richard said that:

  • Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of more than 50 researchers and academics who have co-signed a letter expressing concern over the harassment and intimidation of those engaged in critical research and discussion on transgenderism.

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