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 32: Just policing

Tim Newburn, David Kidd-Hewitt and Julia Braggins examine this topic with contributions from, Stephen Savage who considers the changing geography of police governance; David Wall on the history of chief constables and Frances Heidensohn reviews the state of play in terms of gender equality in the police force.

cjm 31: Crime and disorder

Looking at 'Crime and disorder' in this issue, Peter Francis, Penny Fraser and Julia Braggins are joined by David Falkner, who considers the policy, practice and prospects for criminal justice in modern Britain; Frank Warburton on anti-social behaviour and the zero tolerance of young people, and an interview with Charles Pollard, Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

cjm 30: Prisons today

Roger Mathews, Julia Braggins and Tim Newburn focus on Prisons. Stephen Shaw says Labour has kept some of its promises but is presiding over a marked deterioration in prison regimes;
Sir David Ramsbotham talks to Mary Eaton about his proposals for improving prisons and Barbara Hudson reports on the Howard League's investigation into the imprisonment of teenage girls.

cjm 29: Justice in the dock

'Justice in the dock' is questioned by the guest editors, Peter Francis, Yolande Burgin and Julia Braggins. John Cartwright explains the history and operation of The Police Complaints Authority; Kate Akester examines sentencing practice in serious juvenile crime and Andrew Ashworth advocates a reappraisal of public opinion about crime and sentencing.

cjm 28: Young People in trouble?

Peter Francis, Tim Newburn and Julia Braggins scruntinise this topic, with Andy Furlong and Fred Cartmel examining the changing worlds of youth; Yolande Burgin on the evidence in favour of Dalston Youth Project and John Blackmore arguing for a more coherent approach to youth crime prevention.

cjm 27: Crime and justice in Europe

Roger Matthews and Julia Braggins focus on prisons in Europe, with Vivien Stern pointing out that conditions in Western Europe are nothing to be proud of and Roy King questions the prospects for prison reform in Eastern Europe.

cjm 26: Law and order politics

In a series of articles, Tim Newburn, Peter Francis and Julia Braggins edit this issue with Michael Howard on the thinking behind his sentencing proposals; Jack Straw on Labour's strategy for fighting crime and Paul Cavadino who examines the likely impact of the Crime (Sentences) Bill.

cjm 25: Crime and justice USA

With the USA as the focus of this issue, David Kidd-Hewitt and Julia Braggins introduce Elliot Currie on the war on crime in America; Zero tolerance in New York City by Ben Bowling and Victor L Streib reporting on the death penalty for juveniles.

cjm 24: Debating drugs

Roger Mathews and Julia Braggins invited Roy Porter to report on the history of the 'drugs problem', with Michael Hough reviewing the literature on drug misuse and the criminal justice system and Colin Webster on drug use amongst young Asian people.

cjm 23: Sport and crime

The subject for this issue is sport and crime, edited by Peter Francis and Julia Braggins. ‘Plenty of bottle: dimensions of crime and sport’ written by Victor Jupp; Russel P Dobash, R Emerson Dobash, Mick Bloor and Lee Monagham reporting on body building, steroids and violence; Valerie Jones considering football and crime prevention, and Dacre Dunlop asking if sport can reduce crime amongst young people.