The 'alternative to custody' myth

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

Justice matters for women: lifting the lid on Pandora's box

Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts outline some of the thinking behind the Justice Matters for Women project In January this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, was questioned by the House of Common's Liaison Committe e on the issue of violence against women. In his responses, Cameron emphasised...
cjm 96: Justice Matters

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 3

The third in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by the Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the...
Richard Garside, Arianna Silvestri and Helen Mills
17 March 2014

Justice Matters for Women

What is Justice Matters for Women about?

Criminal justice fails women.

Current responses to criminalised women are seriously flawed and harmful to women. Prioritising the criminal justice system in our response to violence against women has undermined the development of more effective ways to address the harms women face.