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 22: Courting justice

Roger Mathews and Julia Braggins have selected articles from Andrew Ashworth writing on offenders, victims and ‘the luck of the draw’; Martin Wright highlighting the rights of victims and making good the harm, and Bryan Gibson on the future of local justice.

cjm 21: Mental disorder and criminal justice

Academics and practitioners focus on mental disorder and criminal justice with Herschel Prins reporting on the relationship between mental disorder and crime; Christopher Cordess discussing psychiatry and the law and Murray Cox describing psychotherapy at Broadmoor.

cjm 20: Surveillance

In a series of articles, contributors, amongst whom there is David Garland on surveillance and society; Dick Hobbs reporting on the normalisation of under-cover policing; Clive Norris describing algorithmic surveillance and an evaluation of CCTV by Nic Groombridge.

cjm 19: Gender, crime and criminal justice

David Kidd-Hewitt and Julia Braggins guest edit articles, with: ‘Thinking about gender and crime’ by Betsy Stanko; Frances Heidensohn giving an overview of 25 years of feminist criminology and Anne Campbell on the media myth-making and interest in girl gangs.

cjm 18: Crime and the economy

Geoffrey Pearson writes on crime and social exclusion; the hidden economy is examined by David Kidd-Hewitt and ‘The underclass: regressive re-alignment’ is the title of Beatrix Campbell’s article.

cjm 17: Policing

With an editorial by Roger Mathew and Julia Braggins, Barry Loveday writes on police reform, Trevor Bennett reports on community policing and Les Johnston looks at current developments in private policing.

cjm 16: Minorities in criminal justice

Yolande Burgin and Julia Braggins, as editors for this issue, have Barbara Hudson reporting on race, justice and the young adult offender; the work of the NACRO race project by Ann Dunn and Peter Francis examines race attacks.

cjm 15: Insiders

The subject of 'Insiders' is the considered by David Kidd-Hewitt and Julia Braggins, with Jean Tyers reporting on women on remand; Michael Astill detailing the daily life for a working judge, and Peter Hodgkinson considering death row in the USA.

cjm 14: Custody

Roy King investigates Russian prisons; Alison Leibling writes about suicides in prison and John Harding reports on secure training centres.

cjm 13: Crime in Northern Ireland

Bill Lockhart and Julia Braggins and the contributors focus on Northern Ireland. Mary Clark-Glass considers the paradoxes within; Pat Conway reports on the informal justice system and Bill Lockhart looks at car theft in Belfast.