Impact of alternatives to custody examined

The relationship between sentencing practices and the official crime rate was discussed last week at a packed event hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The event – Alternatives to custody: Data and policy perspectives – was organised jointly with the...

25 April 2016

Expanding the net of criminalisation

Catherine Heard, the Centre's Research and Policy Associate, has described how community sentences have failed to cut prisoner numbers.

In a guest blog on the CLINKS website,...

7 October 2015

Community sentences since 2000

This report is published under our Alternatives to Custody in Europe project, which takes a detailed look at alternatives across eight EU member states. The report outlines the key policy...
23 September 2015

Alternatives to Custody workshop, 10 June 2015

On 10 June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies held the first of two planned workshops assessing developments in alternatives to custody in the UK since 2000.

The purpose of these workshops is to explore why expansion in the use of alternatives has not resulted in any reduction in prisoner numbers. We want to identify examples of good practice, as well as problematic areas, in the use of alternatives, as part of a wider European project aiming to reduce our reliance on prison.


Our newest addition...

We're delighted to announce that Catherine Heard has joined the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies as Research and Policy Associate. Her main responsibility will be to lead the Centre's work on the...

19 November 2014