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 now been made available for free download.
alternatives to criminal justice
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:
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 workshop toolkit which aims to encourage participants to think through short- and long-term solutions to a range of social harms and problems that do not rely on criminal justice interventions.
Theo Scheiner participated in our recent workshop, 'Alternatives to criminal justice: Building social justice solutions'. Here's what he had to say about it.
On 19 January 2016, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted two workshops entitled 'Alternatives to criminal justice: Building social justice solutions'.
An unquestioning defence of police budgets makes it harder to address the many real social challenges that currently receive an inadequate criminal justice response, argues Richard Garside
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 The Telegraph.
The report says:
Policing in five years' time is likely to look different to now: smaller, less costly and perhaps less visible.
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.
A letter from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is published today in The Independent. It calls for a 'whole-society approach' to preventing and reducing harm, rather than prison building and an expansion of electronic monitoring;
As part of the Justice Matters project we asked people to tell us what they would build in place of criminal justice to deal with the social harms that affect society. This is a challenging subject. It is challenging because it is about rethinking the configuration of policy and practice – for instance in housing, education, health, social security and employment – so that many current criminal justice responses are not required at all.