Publications

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Sunday, 1 May, 2016

This Briefing by Professor Steve Tombs places the spotlight on the lack of effective regulation of pollution, food safety and workplace health and safety standards in the UK.

Monday, 21 March, 2016

The fifth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK.

Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.

Monday, 25 January, 2016

This report by Patrick Williams and Becky Clarke of Manchester Metropolitan University offers a troubling exposé of the use of collective punishment against black and minority ethnic people, based on racism, rumour and innuendo.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015

This report, by Dr Pratiba Chitsabesan, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Dr Nathan Hughes of the University of Birmingham, discusses the over-representation of young people with clinical disorders in the youth justice system.

Monday, 23 November, 2015

On 19 June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool co-hosted the conference Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?

This publication presents edited transcripts of the speeches given to the conference. Each contribution has been edited for fluency, so some asides and digressions have been omitted. 

Wednesday, 11 November, 2015

No social policy can expect to achieve a 100 per cent success rate. Yet according to government, the Troubled Families Programme has achieved almost exactly that.

The programme has apparently turned around the lives of some of the most disadvantaged and excluded families across England, in a remarkably short period of time.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

As part of the Justice Matters project we asked people to tell us what they would build in place of criminal justice to deal with the social harms that affect society.  This is a challenging subject. It is challenging because it is about rethinking the configuration of policy and practice – for instance in housing, education, health, social security and employment – so that many current criminal justice responses are not required at all.

Wednesday, 23 September, 2015

This report is published under our Alternatives to Custody in Europe project, which takes a detailed look at alternatives across eight EU member states.

The report outlines the key policy developments since 2000 in our prison population and use of alternatives, in all three UK jurisdictions. It covers:

Friday, 18 September, 2015

In this note, written to coincide with the What shapes trends in crime? event on 18 September 2015, Professor Will Jennings of the University of Southampton examines the links between economic trends and the official crime rate.

Monday, 29 June, 2015

The fourth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK.

Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.

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