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Community sentences need to be more responsive to the needs of young adult offenders, according to a report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
Professor Susanne Karstedt and Dr Stephen Farrall put forward a thoughtful and challenging contribution to the debate about ‘crime’ and ‘criminality’ and role of the market. Whilst politicians have professed to be enacting criminal justice policies in a bid to protect the ‘law abiding majority’ the findings presented here question to what extent this majority is particularly ‘law-abiding’.
Debating youth justice: From punishment to problem solving is a collection of essays by leading experts from the UK and abroad.
The publication came out of a public debate the Centre held in October 2006, prompted by Rob Allen's earlier report - From punishment to problem solving - published by the Centre in September 2006.
Contributions to this collection are:
Poverty and Disadvantage among prisoners families was produced by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College and was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
This is the first in a series of reports as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Community Sentences project. The project was initially established to investigate and monitor the new Community Order introduced in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 by providing good quality, objective information about the way it was used and managed during a period of great change following the creation of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).
Labour entered government in 1997 with the intention to be ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’. Since then, spending on the criminal justice system has substantially increased, and a comprehensive reform programme has been pursued, affecting all criminal justice agencies.
What the public really thinks about community sentences is an evaluation of the 'Local Crime: Community Sentence' project which aims to raise public awareness about the importance of community sentences and to improve public confidence in them. Though a democratic system of justice relies on public trust and confidence, it is well-known that the public is poorly informed about the workings of the criminal justice system.There is an emerging recognition that the best way forward in
With a keynote essay by Richard Garside on the limited role the criminal justice system can play in promoting a safer society, this collection of essays includes contributions from Nick Clegg MP and Edward Garnier MP.
From punishment to problem solving: a new approach to children in trouble looks at one of the key priorities for the New Labour administration in 1997, dealing with young offenders. Reforming youth justice was not only an end in itself. The new government observed that most adult offenders in the prisons started their offending careers as children and young people.