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  • Thursday, 19 October, 2017

    Our Director Richard Garside today welcomed remarks by the Chair of the all-party group on knife crime that tackling knife violence was a health and education challenge, not a police issue.

    The remarks by Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, came in an interview with The Guardian. She also called for a 10-year, cross-governmental strategy to tackle the problem.

  • Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

    We have written to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, urging him to consider purchasing the Holloway prison site in Islington N7.

    The ten acre site is currently being marketed for sale by GVA Bilfinger on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the deadline for bids is 15 November.

    The letter, signed by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Islington Hands Off Our Public Services, Islington Axe the Housing Act, Islington Trades Union Council, St George & All Saints Church, Reclaim Holloway, Women in Prison, and Unite Union Housing Workers Branch, says:

  • Friday, 13 October, 2017

    Our research on the toxic combination of racist 'gang' stereotyping by the police and unfair joint enterprise convictions, published last year, was referenced earlier this week by Lucy Powell, the MP for Manchester Central.

  • Thursday, 12 October, 2017

    One of our trustees, Lee Bridges, has written an assessment of the Lammy Review for the Institute of Race Relations, where he is also a trustee.

  • Sunday, 08 October, 2017

    The British Journal of Criminology (BJC) is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology.

    We publish the BJC in partnership with an independent academic editorial board and Oxford University Press.

    Among the free-to-access content in recent BJC editions is:

  • Friday, 06 October, 2017

    In an article for The Guardian, Rebecca Roberts has written about our Community Plan for Holloway project and the battle emerging at the Holloway prison site.

    She writes,

    The gloves are off in what is likely to be an historic fight for the future of a ten acre plot of land on the site of the former Holloway prison.

  • Monday, 02 October, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Plan for Holloway open day at St George’s Church, Crayford Road on Saturday 30 September.

    More than 150 people stopped by to discuss the future of the Holloway prison site and share ideas for how the land should be developed.

    Local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, joined us for a couple of hours and spoke of the huge potential to create affordable housing at the Holloway site.

  • Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

    Police and local authority approaches to managing and assisting rough sleepers are shrouded in mystery, our latest briefing has found.

    Rough sleeping: enforcement and austerity, published today, examines the use of powers contained in the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, by local authorities and police forces against rough sleepers.

  • Thursday, 14 September, 2017

    Richard, our Director, yesterday debated David Lammy's review of racial bias in the criminal justice system with former Deputy Mayor for London, Munira Mirza.

    The debate forms part of this week's podcast from The Spectator magazine.

    Richard pointed out that Lammy's terms of reference prevented him from examining police activity in any detail, despite the fact that most of the biases and disproportionalities in the system begin with policing.

  • Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of 22 signatories to a letter in today's Guardian newspaper calling on criminal justice agencies to reform if they cannot explain racial disparities. One of our trustees – Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University – is also among the signatories.

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