Criminal Justice Matters

Criminal Justice Matters (cjm) was the Centre's quarterly magazine until the end of 2015. cjm published articles exploring contemporary developments relating to political debate, policy and research. It prioritised commentary and discussion of policy developments over articles focused solely on research findings.

The cjm entire archive is free to view and download via these pages.

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cjm 102: And finally...

For this, our final issue in the current format, we have included some of our favourite articles from the past 26 years. There are 25 articles in total from authors such as, Reece Walters, Tim Hope, Joe Sim, David Whyte and Nina Vaswani.

cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter is the slogan adopted by a social movement in the USA following the deaths last year of black people by killed the police.  Racism is institutionalised and a feature of everyday life in the USA, in spite of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.

cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010

This edition is slightly different. It is based around the conference we held in March 2015 – Criminal justice since 2010: What happened? What next? We were extremely fortunate to have a number of key players in UK criminal justice policy speaking at the conference.

cjm 99: Poverty and institutional care

Guest edited by Dr Roger Grimshaw, this issue focuses on poverty and institutional care with contributions based on a roundtable held by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in 2014, with Christopher Stacey, David Graham, Monica Dowling and Courtney Hougham offering their perspectives.

cjm 98: How violent is Britain?

Following the conference in Liverpool earlier this year in May, this December 2014 issue focusses on ‘How violent is Britain?’. David Whyte gathers contributions from those who spoke at the conference, including Vickie Cooper, Victoria Canning, Will Jackson and Helen Monk, and Barry Goldson.

cjm 97: Criminal justice marketisation

Mary Corcoran is the guest editor for the themed section in this issue, with contributions from Kevin Albertson, Gary Graig and Ed Cape.

cjm 96: Justice Matters

Will McMahon guest edits a special focus on Justice Matters, the Centre's three year initiative promoting social alternatives to criminal justice interventions. See below for open access content from this issue.

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cjm 95: Electronic monitoring

In a series of articles focussing on electronic monitoring (EM), guest editor Mike Nellis and the contributors take an international perspective to consider how the use of EM is faring in countries such as Australia, Germany, the USA, Sweden and the UK.

cjm 94: How corrupt is Britain?

The themed section of this issue, How corrupt is Britain?, is guest edited by David Whyte. The articles, based on a conference held at the University of Liverpool in May 2013, include David Beetham on rethinking the concept of corruption and offering a new definition; Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail exploring radical alternatives to police corruption and Steve Tombs discussing corporate theft and fraud.

cjm 93: Insecure lives

Insecure lives, the focus theme in this issue, includes articles (edited by Peter Squires) by John Lea, Matt Clement, and James Treadwell. In the topical section Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney consider the criminalisation of football fans, Clare E Griffiths explores public attitudes to immigration and Lucy Welsh discusses the government’s proposals on legal aid. Harry Blagg offers his personal tribute to Geoff Pearson.