New blogs from our partners at the Open University

Colleagues over at our partner oganisation, the International Centre for Comparative Criminlogical Research (ICCCR) at the Open University, have added a few more blogs to their online comment series. 

Here's a run-down of the new articles:

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2 April 2015

Decriminalising drug use

Our partner organisation, the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research, has published another comment piece on their website.

It's all about the harms that drug laws create and why the government won't acknowledge them. ...

18 December 2014

The dubious 'science' of risk prediction in criminal justice

The prediction, assessment and management of risk have become central to processes of criminal justice administration in many countries around the world.  Indeed, the ‘risk of offending’, along...

Deborah Drake, Catriona Havard, and John Muncie
22 October 2014

Banged to rights

We hosted an interesting roundtable on May 17 in our seminar space in partnership with our colleagues at the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR).

Dr Louise Westmarland of ICCCR presented her findings on research she conducted on police integrity. Among Louise's findings was that the police don't appear to think that hitting a suspect when he's down is anything to get too worked up about.

Download Louise's full research...