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  • Thursday, 25 May, 2017

    What has been going on in criminal justice across the UK since the Brexit referendum?

    What are the main criminal justice developments to look out for across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland following the General Election?

    Why is it so hard sometimes to achieve even modest reforms? What are the big policy challenges of the future?

  • Monday, 22 May, 2017

    In The Violence of Austerity, Dr Victoria Cooper and Professor David Whyte, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre, bring together the voices of experts to show that rather than stimulating economic growth, austerity policies have led to a dismantling of the social systems that operated as a buffer against economic hardship, exposing austerity to be a form of systematic violence.

  • Friday, 19 May, 2017

    Our research on the link between imprisonment and poverty was cited this week in The Independent.

    The research was referenced by columnist James Moore, in a piece about the case of Lavinia Woodward, the University of Oxford medical student likely to be spared a jail sentence after stabbing her boyfriend in the leg.

  • Monday, 15 May, 2017

    Professor Phil Scraton, who is delivering our annual lecture on 23 May, received a standing ovation at the BAFTAs last night.

    The audience reacted as Phil walked up as part of the team behind the documentary, Hillsborough, which won the 'best single documentary' award.

  • Friday, 12 May, 2017

    TV News channel, London Live, recently covered our Community Plan for Holloway initiative, with interviews from Will McMahon, Chris Hignett and Becka Hudson.

    The closure of Holloway prison offers a once in a generation opportunity to create much needed facilities, homes and services for the people of Islington. We are working with local people and community groups to put forward a positive vision for the site.

    Watch the short clip below to find out more:

  • Thursday, 11 May, 2017

    We are delighted to announce the programme and (most of) the speakers for our forthcoming Criminal justice since Brexit conference on Wednesday, 28 June.

    The conference opens with a panel discussion, chaired by the BBC's Danny Shaw. Representatives from across the four UK nations and regions will discuss what has been going on in crime and justice across the UK. Panellists will include Allison Morris from The Irish News and Chris Marshall from The Scotsman.

  • Wednesday, 10 May, 2017

    The out-dated concept of prison for women should be replaced by a twenty-first century environment designed for women in need of some kind of containment, according to a new report out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The call comes in the Centre's latest report, Trapped in the Justice Loop?, by the former Ministry of Justice lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth.

  • Thursday, 04 May, 2017

    The latest issue of the Islington Tribune has reported on the launch of our online survey on the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington.

  • Thursday, 27 April, 2017

    The launch of our online survey on the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington is covered in today's Evening Standard and on page 3 of this week's Islington Gazette

  • Thursday, 27 April, 2017

    With the party election manifestos due out in mid-May, we will be producing a special UK Justice Policy Review briefing on the main parties' crime and justice plans and commitments.

    The forthcoming manifesto assessment is the first in a regular series of briefings that will supplement the annual UK Justice Policy Review reports that the Centre has been producing for several years.

    Our Director, Richard Garside, said today:

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