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  • Tuesday, 20 June, 2017

    The latest edition of UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR) came back from the printers earlier this week. It is due for publication next Monday and will be given, free-of-charge, to all those who attend our latest UKJPR conference – Criminal Justice since Brexit – on Wednesday, 28 June.

    UKJPR 6 covers events from the May 2015 General Election to the June 2016 Brexit referendum, including:

  • Friday, 16 June, 2017

    Last month we published Trapped in the Justice Loop?, by the former Ministry of Justice policy lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth.

    The report assessed what had gone wrong with the criminal justice system's approach to women, since the landmark Corston Review in 2007. It also set out a blueprint for how a sustainable model for women-centred services might be developed in the future.

  • Monday, 05 June, 2017

    Want to investigate state and corporate power?

    This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their critical thinking and wanting to take their first career steps with a policy and research charity.

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in partnership with The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, is recruiting for a Research Fellow to investigate state and corporate power in criminal justice in England and Wales. Specifically:

  • Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

    At 14:30 on Saturday 27th May, feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut occupied Holloway Prison Visitor’s Centre to demand that the empty space be used to support local domestic violence survivors. Eight activists entered the building via an open window, as 150 rallied outside.  One of the key issues they are raising is the closure of domestic violence services since the credit crunch of 2008.

  • Friday, 26 May, 2017

    Do more police officers cut crime? Are tough community sentences a realistic alternative to prison? These are some of the questions considered in the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' latest report.

    Assessing the 2017 General Election Manifestos, the first in a new series of UK Justice Policy Review Focus briefings, scrutinises some of the main manifesto pledges by the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.

  • 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:

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