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 42: Violence

Carol Martin, Kimmet Edgar and Penny Fraser introduce the theme of 'Violence' for this issue, along with contributors. Richard Collier describes the theories analysing male violence and Rosie Campbell and Hilary Kinnell argue that sex workers suffering violence on the streets suffer prejudicial attitudes in the criminal justice system.

cjm 41: Youth justice

Youth Justice is put under the lens by Peter Francis, Una Padel and their contributors. Barry Goldson assesses the new youth justice, while Rob Allen reviews the government's progress to date in reforming youth justice. Helen Watson describes Sunderland's Youth Offending Service's experiences of piloting parenting orders, while Kelly Davison outlines an innovative intervention programme taking place in Northeast England and Brian Williams reflects upon the pitfalls and possibilities of YOTs

cjm 40: Managerialism

Peter Francis and Barry Loveday gather a collection of articles on managerialism with contributors, Eric Caines predicts adjustments in policy on the new management approach; Norman Flynn surveys managerialism in the public sector under New Labour and Shane Bryans describes the forms of managerialism experienced by the Prison Service.

cjm 39: Community penalities

Looking at community penalities, Una Padel and Kevin Stenson consider the issue with contributions from Rob Allen who suggests how greater involvement by the community in community based justice can be acheived, and Kelly Hannah-Moffatt and Margaret Shaw raise doubts about the current vogue for cognitive skills based probation practice.

cjm 38: Millennium Justice

Approaching a new century, Una Padel, Penny Fraser and Peter Francis focus on Millennium Justice. David Faulkner reviews the impact of the New Labour Government on criminal justice policy; Nigel South reflects on the impact of the New Labour Government on criminal justice policy and Sandra Walklate asks whether Labour's flagship crime and disorder legislation will help those whose lives are most damaged by crime.

cjm 37: Mental health and the criminal justice system

The three guest editors, Mary Eaton, Stephanie Hayman and Peter Francis, have collected contributions from Adrian Grounds who explores the means of providing for the personality disordered in the community; Eithne Wallis arguing that the personality disordered offender shoulf be treated no differently than other dangerous offenders and John Hodge on the changing role of the high secure hospitals.

cjm 36: White collar and workplace crime

Vincenzo Ruggierio, Mary Eaton and Stephanie Hayman and the contributors focus their attention on white collar crime. Hazell Croall examines the range of people victimised by coporate fraud, Mike Levi assesses the impact of fraud on various groups and Mark Phythian discusses the international failure to control the arms trade.

cjm 35: Victims

Exploring current research and opinion, Peter Francis, Penny Fraser and Stephanie Hayman introduce this issue with contributions from Paul Rock who outlines the developing interest in victims of crime over the last 30 years and anticipates the impact of the Human Rights Act; Sandra Walklate examines the theoretical and conceptual tensions within victimology and in an interview with Penny Fraser, Helen Reeves, the Director of Victim Suport, talks about the continuing challenge of providing a service for victims of crime.

cjm 34: Criminology and its uses

'Criminology and its uses' is the topic for discussion in this edition with Peter Francis and Mary Eaton setting the issue in context. John Muncie argues for a re-forming of the discipline, as the millenium approaches; Julia Braggins looks at the history of the ISTD as a unique forum; Nigel South says that more criminologists must wake up to environmental issues and Jock Young argues for another look at the pre-conceptions behind current practice in crime control

cjm 33: Crime prevention

Penny Fraser and Tim Newburn and a number of contributors consider the subject of 'Crime prevention' in this issue. Tim Hope looks at recent government proposals regarding crime prevention, and offers three pointers for future practice; Clive Norris and Gary Armstrong subject CCTV operators' definitions of suspicious behaviour and persons to scrutiny; John Croft looks at the changing context of crime prevention in the UK today and Jon Bright advocates a 'whole of government' approach.