Transformative solutions to criminal justice problems

The Centre's Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has co-authored an article published in the first volume of Justice, Power and Resistance. The article was published in 2016 and has ...

20 March 2017

Alternatives to Holloway

Rebecca Roberts, the Centre's Senior Policy Associate, has written about the closure of Holloway prison, drawing on the Alternatives to Holloway pamphlet published in 1972. She writes:

Some 44 years later and prison numbers have rocketed. In the 30 years leading up to

23 March 2016

New Justice Matters toolkit - building social justice alternatives

On Thursday 17 March 2016, Will McMahon (Deputy Director) and Rebecca Roberts (Senior Policy Associate) will be attending the Howard League conference at the University of Oxford to talk about the Centre's Justice Matters initiative. They will be presenting a prototype...

16 March 2016

Building social justice solutions

On 19 January 2016, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted two workshops entitled 'Alternatives to criminal justice: Building social justice solutions'.


20 January 2016

Police could become less visible on the streets

Police officers could become less visible on the streets because police forces aren't managing their budgets properly in the face of funding cuts, warns a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, covered in ...

23 October 2015

Electronic monitoring - a flawed alternative

A report published by the US-based, Centre for Media Justice, has highlighted concerns about the rush to deploy electronic monitoring (EM) equipment as an alternative to imprisonment.

The report, ...

21 October 2015

I would build...a blueprint for change

When I first started working in the criminal justice voluntary sector around 15 years ago, I did so with the best intentions. From what I’d learned at university and through voluntary work,...

13 July 2015