Introducing our new monthly webinar series

Richard Garside
Friday, 6 August 2021

In July, we announced two new monthly webinar series: Last month in criminal justice and Lunch with…

These two series form part of our programme priority to promote knowledge of crime and criminal justice.

Last month in criminal justice offers up-to-date commentary and analysis of recent political, policy and practice developments, combining discussion with invited guests and contributions from the audience. It builds on our decade-long UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR) programme – under which we scrutinised and assessed criminal justice developments across the UK – offering more immediate commentary than was possible through the UKJPR annual reports.

The first edition of Last month in criminal justice, on Wednesday 6 October, will include, among other things, a review of the key speeches from the party conference season, an update on progress of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, and a round-up of criminal justice developments over the summer.

Our second monthly series, Lunch with…, features informal conversations, over a virtual sandwich, with interesting people working in and around the fields of crime and criminal justice. How did our Lunch with... guests get involved in the work they do? What motivates them? What is their advice to others who want to make a difference?

Our first Lunch with… guest, on Wednesday, 29 September, is Frances Crook, the long-standing Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform. Future Lunch with… guests include Pragna Patel, of Southall Black Sisters, Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group, and Khatuna Tsintsadze of the Zahid Mubarek Trust.

You can find out more about these two new series, as well as our special event in September with Jo Phoenix and Rosa Freedman – “Shut the **** up, ****” – on our events page.