Publications

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Wednesday, 10 June, 2009

There is little evidence to support police-led interventions to tackle knife violence, research from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has concluded.

Following a comprehensive review of gun and knife crime strategies, conducted for the Children's Commissioner for England, the report - Young people, knives and guns - concludes that a `zero tolerance' approach to weapon possession `is ineffective in reducing crime or changing attitudes' among young people.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009

Policy, purpose and pragmatism: dilemmas for voluntary and community organisations working with black young people affected by crime explores the experiences of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) that are predominantly working with black young people affected by crime in England.

Friday, 15 May, 2009

Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability, a Centre for Crime and Justice Studies report on the voluntary sector's involvement in the criminal justice system.

Monday, 2 March, 2009

Government attempts to slow a rapidly rising prison population by a reformed, and credible, community sentences framework has largely failed, according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Indeed there is evidence that the Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders, which came into effect in April 2005, are contributing to the rise in prison numbers, rather than helping to arrest its growth.

Thursday, 4 December, 2008

This initial assessment of criminal justice resources, staffing and workloads was carried out during October and November 2008 by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies for a group of professional bodies and trade unions representing those who work in the criminal justice system.

Tuesday, 25 November, 2008

Community Sentences Digest highlights that in 2007, 162,648 people started court orders in the community, the highest ever recorded number. It represents a 36 per cent increase in the decade since 1997. The orders include both community sentences and Suspended Sentence Orders.

Wednesday, 8 October, 2008

Engaging communities with the criminal justice system can be achieved by providing the public with clear information about sentencing.

Monday, 6 October, 2008

The universal right of all suspects to consult with a solicitor of their choice has been undermined by recent changes introduced by the government to the delivery of legal advice for those arrested and detained by the police, claims a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The authors, Professors Lee Bridges and Ed Cape, argue that the new services:

Wednesday, 1 October, 2008

Criminal obsessions is an innovative, groundbreaking critique of conventional criminological approaches to social issues. The contributors show how social harm relates to social and economic inequalities that are at the heart of the liberal state. This second edition of Criminal obsessions includes an additional essay by Simon Pemberton in which he develops theoretically the concept of social harm and discusses the future of the social harm perspective.

Wednesday, 1 October, 2008

Discussion papers from a roundtable discussion on ethnicity and social harm the Centre hosted in October 2008. The lead paper by Rebecca Roberts and Will McMahon is available for download, along with response papers by Professors Danny Dorling, James Nazroo and Lucinda Platt.

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