Publications

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Monday, 31 March, 2008

The government is reluctant to use the learning from critical, independent evidence based analysis and research to inform criminal justice policy making according to a new report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Tim Hope and Reece Walters argue that the government does not want learn from academics or entertain the kind of serious debate that independent academic research can generate

Saturday, 8 March, 2008

 'Is the state becoming dangerous?' is one of the questions that Jamie Bennett asks in The social costs of dangerousness. Bennett argues that the concept of dangerousness 'has become widely used' but 'is poorly understood' and is contributing to a 'moral impoverishment of society'.

This report is published as part of our Whose Justice? project.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

A coherent evidence based strategy that recognises the deeper structural causes of inequality, poverty and social disaffection is needed to address knife related offending according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

A coherent evidence based strategy that recognises the deeper structural causes of inequality, poverty and social disaffection is needed to address knife related offending according to a report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Monday, 26 November, 2007

Despite more than a decade in power, New Labour has failed to tackle deep-rooted social injustices, according to a collection of essays from more than 20 researchers and academics.

Historically high levels of inequality, endemic violence against women and the increasing reliance on criminal justice measures to manage social problems are just some of the themes explored in Social justice and criminal justice, published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Monday, 19 November, 2007

Victims of the Farepak collapse are demanding compensation, better regulation and for key figures in Farepak to be held to account for their actions. Some 150,000 savers lost an estimated £50 million when the Christmas hamper scheme collapsed in October 2006.

Saturday, 17 November, 2007

Professor David Downes and Dr Kirstine Hansen present a brief outline of findings from their research, which explores the relationship between welfare expenditure and levels of punishment.

Monday, 1 October, 2007

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is pleased to publish The problems of everyday life  as part of the Whose Justice? project. Vicky Kemp, Pascoe Pleasence and Nigel Balmer of the Legal Services Research Centre present their findings from the 2004 Civil and Social Justice Survey.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2007

This report sets out the results of a scoping study.

Chapter one provides the context examining the current sentencing framework and the commissioning structures being created by the National Offender Management Service.

Chapter two reviews the needs of offenders with multiple needs and considers the most effective interventions.

Based on the detailed recommendations in the first two chapters, in chapter three we set out the model for a proposed demonstration project.

Monday, 20 August, 2007

The devastating consequences of corporate fraud on victims remain largely hidden and the lessons ignored, argues a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

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