News

Centre welcomes call for drug law rethink

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed calls by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) for ‘the personal possession and the use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised’, and for a new strategy to be developed to deal with drug harms modelled on the Portuguese harm reduction...

16 June 2016
Comment

High prison numbers: Are sentencers to blame?

Since his appointment in May, several predictions have been made about the kind of Justice Secretary Michael Gove will be. Expanding the role for the private sector in delivering criminal justice...

By 
Helen Mills
23 March 2016
Publication

Empower, resist, transform. A collection of essays

This essay collection highlights how women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society. Helen Mills, Rebecca Roberts and Laurel Townhead describe the shortcomings of criminal justice approaches that often replicate and reinforce inequalities rather than tackle...
By 
Helen Mills, Rebecca Roberts, Laurel Townhead
14 January 2015
Comment

Ending child sex abuse in five generations

'There is a real issue here about how was it that in the past, but continuing today, the very institutions of the state that should be protecting children were not doing so. Why

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By 
Helen Mills
25 November 2014
Publication

The 'alternative to custody' myth

Helen Mills questions claims that community sentences cut prison numbers.
By 
Helen Mills
cjm 83: Myths and criminal justice