Our 2011/2012 Annual Report
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the first of two papers produced as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies contribution to the work of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance. This briefing looks at factors affecting young adults in three areas of England covered by the T2A pilots
As the population in custody in England and Wales hits a record high, a report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies questions the role of community sentences in controlling or reducing prison numbers. Community sentences: a solution to penal excess? argues that there are inherent limits to what community sentences can achieve beyond relatively minor adjustments to the numbers in custody.
Our 2010/2011 Annual Report
In early 2011 the National Statistician conducted an independent review of crime statistics with the aim of increasing public confidence in these statistics.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies worked with Professor Tim Hope of the University of Salford on a submission to the review. The Centre and Professor Hope argued: