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  • Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

    Justice Matters: A community plan for Holloway has today launched an online survey inviting members of the public to put forward their views about the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington.

  • Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

    London's Metropolitan Police are playing 'nudge and wink politics' over police budgets, our Director, Richard Garside told this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme.

    His comments came in response to last week's claim by the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Martin Hewitt, that it 'would be... naive... to say that if you cut a significant amount out of an organisation, you don’t have any consequences'.

  • Friday, 07 April, 2017

    The Ministry of Justice spent nearly £140,000 on water, gas, electricity and other utility bills for the closed Holloway prison site, between August 2016 and February 2017, we can reveal.

    The information came in a Freedom of Information request we submitted to the Ministry of Justice in February.

    Holloway prison was closed by the government in July 2016. Between its closure and February this year, the government has spent:

  • Thursday, 06 April, 2017

    Last week, the Evening Standard reported that property agents, Savills, have been awarded a contract to review the possibility of closing and redeveloping London prison sites.

    Prison sites the company will review, the paper reports, include Brixton, Pentonville and Feltham. The company will consider a number of options, including keeping the prisons open, or converting them to alternative uses, such as housing.

  • Tuesday, 04 April, 2017

    Our report arguing that claims of success for the Troubled Families Programme were ‘too good to be true’ was cited this morning on the Radio Four Today programme.

    The programme also heard from Professor Jonathan Portes, formerly of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), who said the controversial Programme had in effect been abandoned.

    While at NIESR, Professor Portes was part of team that evaluated the Programme. They found that 'participation in the programme had no significant or systemic impact' on the families.

  • Monday, 03 April, 2017

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies was a founding member of the Criminal Justice Alliance. We helped to establish the Alliance because we recognise the importance of organisations working together to challenge unnecessary criminalisation and champion progressive reforms.

    The Centre is currently engaged in a number of challenging and significant pieces of work. This includes:

  • Friday, 31 March, 2017

    We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for our Community Plan for Holloway project. 

  • Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

    We are working on the proofs of the new edition of our popular UK Justice Policy Review report series.

    The latest edition, the sixth in the series, is due out in May. It will cover criminal justice developments across the UK between the General Election and the Brexit referendum.

  • Monday, 27 March, 2017

    An article examining how the 19th century security industry shaped the public understanding of law breakers has been judged the best article published in The British Journal of Criminology last year. The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.

  • Sunday, 26 March, 2017

    Big data and criminology is the focus of a March issue The British Journal of Criminology.

    A free-to-download article by Matthew L. Williams, Pete Burnap and Luke Sloan assesses the potential role of social media in assessing crime patterns.