The prison estate and the pound sign

As a qualitative researcher I’m often quick to point out the limits of interpreting the world through numbers. However, having worked on...

Helen Mills
11 December 2013

Reducing the numbers in custody: looking beyond criminal justice solutions

Reducing the numbers in custody argues that the key levers for reducing record high prison numbers are located in wider social and economic policy and not in changes to community sentences or reforms to criminal justice policy. Drawing on respected research and the experiences of campaigners...
Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts
23 January 2012

A life sentence really?

This report explores the transition from prison for those with a conviction for a sexual offence, a group that faces and poses considerable challenges in the community after their release. Based on interviews with ex-prisoners, staff and volunteers at a specialist hostel for this group and...
Helen Mills and Roger Grimshaw
1 March 2012

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 1

The first 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 and Helen Mills
26 November 2012