Publications

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Wednesday, 22 January, 2014

In October 2013 the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies made a submission to the House of Commons Justice Committee Inquiry into crime reduction policies.

Following its publication today by the Justice Committee we are also publishing the submission here.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

How can women from minority ethnic groups leaving prison be rescued from homelessness? This is the question asked by a new research report by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Many women leaving prison need urgent help to find or retain safe and decent housing; in addition they have multiple needs which call for a range of support and services.

Monday, 11 March, 2013

The second 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.

Monday, 26 November, 2012

The first 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.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012

Our 2011/2012 Annual Report

Thursday, 1 March, 2012

The report evaluates the criminal justice record of the Conservative-led coalition since it was formed after the May 2010 election. It examines its overall promises and performance, and focuses on some key topics of penal policy, assessing the heralded 'rehabilitation revolution', marketisation and drug control.

Thursday, 1 March, 2012

This report explores the transition from prison for those with a conviction for a sexual offence, a group that faces and poses considerable challenges in the community after their release. Based on interviews with ex-prisoners, staff and volunteers at a specialist hostel for this group and representatives from local statutory agencies, the report considers three resettlement issues - housing, employment and community reintegration - and explores the dilemmas that arise for professionals involved in the lives of ex-prisoners with a conviction for a sexual offence.

Monday, 23 January, 2012

At a time of spending cuts and continued increases to inequality, a new report argues the prison population is likely to rise further, despite the coalition's expressed aim to contain and manage prison numbers. Reducing the numbers in custody argues that the key levers for reducing record high prison numbers are located in wider social and economic policy and not in changes to community sentences or reforms to criminal justice policy.

Wednesday, 23 November, 2011

My Story tells the stories of childhood trauma and violence experienced by young people convicted of serious acts of violence. Based on in-depth conversations with three young people in prison and presented in their own words, it offers a unique insight into the kind of severe, multiple and prolonged trauma experienced by many who while still children go on to perpetrate serious, violent acts.

Monday, 14 November, 2011

This second of two briefings looks at how household location affects young adult life chances and how this has developed over time. This is the second in a two part series produced as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies contribution to the work of the Transition to Adulthood Alliance.

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