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Discussing alternatives to criminal justice

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...

By 
Will McMahon
20 October 2015
Publication

Discussing alternatives to criminal justice

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...
By 
Steve Tombs, Emma Bell, Graham Pike, Victoria Canning, Deborah Drake, Neena Samota, Rebecca Daddow, Marian Duggan and Rebecca Roberts
20 October 2015
News

Building community safety

Ejeris Dixon has outlined the potential role of 'transformative justice' in addressing violence and harm experienced by black people in the US. Writing for the website,...

26 August 2015
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I would build… a humane asylum system

There are arguably two key aspects to the criminalisation of people seeking asylum:

  • the use of criminal justice practices in responding to applicants;
  • and, the processes
  • ...
By 
Dr. Victoria Canning
2 July 2015
News

What kind of society do we want?

Sir Michael Marmot of University College London, writing in The Lancet, has made the case for putting tackling health inequalities at the top of the political agenda.

In the article titled '...

3 June 2015
Comment

I would build...schools instead of prisons

Why build schools not prisons? To quote Aaron Sorkin, '...education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce...

By 
Professor Graham Pike
29 May 2015
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I would build...an alternative to the corporation

The corporation is an amoral, essentially destructive entity which causes far more physical, social and economic harm than the incivilities upon which criminal justice systems overwhelmingly...

By 
Professor Steve Tombs
20 April 2015
Comment

I would build... a new liberal politics

In order to find our way out of the punitive straightjacket of current penal politics, it is necessary not just to understand the context in which such policies have developed but also to propose...

By 
Emma Bell
28 January 2015