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  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    Britain's workers have suffered more financial pain since 2008 than in any five-year period of the modern age, according to research by a leading tax think-tank that shows employees have sacrificed pay to keep their jobs. Describing this downturn as the longest and deepest slump in a century, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says workers have suffered unprecedented pay cuts of 6% in real terms over the last five years.

  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    Mike Guilfoyle's latest blog is now up on Works for Freedom, you can read it here

  • Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

    39,833 incidents of physical restraint recorded in 2011-12 with 3,000 in the ‘face down’ position.

  • Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

    A quote to think about:

    'Crime does not exist. It is a vague shadow that we try to grasp, it is yet another altar erected by ignorance and superstition supporting brutal bullies. The victims are the poor, the large majority of unfortunate people, the unhappy.” (Molinari 1984/1904, pp.30–2, cited in Ruggiero, V. (2013) ‘Crime and Punishment in Classical and Libertarian Utopias’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

  • Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

    The number of deaths in care homes last year was more than 103,000 compared to 38,000 ten years ago. As a proportion of all deaths outside the home the toll equates to a rise from 13% t o 1/3. Professor Brian Jarman also found that 27% of care homes in England did not report deaths to the Care Quality Commission even though there is a legal duty to do so.

  • Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

    A new report from Inquest calls for a radical overhaul of the women’s penal estate and the abolition of imprisonment for women as a dominant form of punishment.

  • Monday, 17 June, 2013

    A Spinwatch video report on tax avoidance and the relationship between ‘big 4’ accountancy firms and government.

  • Monday, 17 June, 2013

    The Centre has office space available to rent in London for like-minded organisations. Our offices are bright, air conditioned, very close to Vauxhall transport and we have a purpose built meeting room available at highly discounted prices for tenants. The space is approx 680 sq ft on our first floor for which we are looking for £30 per sq ft. Email info@crimeandjustice.org.uk to arrange a viewing or to find out more information.

  • Thursday, 13 June, 2013

    The Manchester Evening News reports on homeless people forced to live in caves. Grace Dent comments on the ‘hand wringing’ and ‘hypocrisy’ of the middle classes in The Independent.

  • Thursday, 13 June, 2013

    Kazuri Homes released a report on housing conditions for women seeking asylum and questioned whether G4S are ‘captors or carers’. The press release is here and the full report here. Elsewhere, the Institute for Race Relations covers what happened at the G4S AGM.

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