Projects

The Centre is helping to inform an emerging network of support for Armed Forces veterans under probation supervision.

The traumatic personal experiences of criminalised people often go unnoticed. Their experiences are ignored; their needs minimised; their support and treatment an afterthought.

The Justice Matrix is a virtual world that places the user in the shoes of government ministers and their advisers. It offers a conceptual schema for understanding the dynamic relationship between crime, society and the policy-making process.

Our three year initiative promoting radical alternatives to criminal justice.

One Small Thing works with staff in women’s prisons and in the community across England and Scotland, developing approaches grounded in understanding and fostering positive outcomes for all. We call this trauma-informed practice.

Practice in probation is changing as a process of fundamental restructuring begins. Habits and established practice will be under fresh scrutiny; supervision and training are likely to evolve towards supporting individual decision-making rather than creating new and rigid templates.

Many women in prison have experienced emotional trauma prior to imprisonment. The experience of being imprisoned can also be a traumatic one for many women, regardless of the quality of individual institutions and the professionalism and commitment of staff members.

UK Justice Policy Review is a programme of activities, including reports and events, which the Centre has been running since 2010. Under this programme, the Centre assesses year-on-year criminal justice developments across the UK. The programme is made possible through the generous support of The Hadley Trust.

This project intends to report the challenges that the undercover policing of protest groups and social movements has posed to those now seeking truth, justice and accountability. And most importantly to ask: What is the scope for change? Is, indeed, any change possible? Can undercover policing be made more accountable, and if so, how?