The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been operating without a formal strategy for over a year, with lockdown disrupting our normal planning cycle.
Last week our reseach analyst Matt Ford attended the campaign organisation JENGbA's demonstration against the joint enterprise doctrine in Parliament Square.
Ten years ago the House of Commons Justice Select Committee set up an inquiry into the common law doctrine of joint enterprise after concerns were raised about its operation in the courts.
Joint enterprise refers to legal principles on the use of the law of complicity.
The Centre has begun a new initiative on joint enterprise.
It is nearly five years since we published Dangerous associations: Joint enterprise, gangs and racism, a report which came from the collaborative project between researchers and campaigners at JENGbA and CCJS.
A new report by Becky Clarke and Dr Kathryn Chadwick details the criminalisation of women convicted under joint enterprise laws.
Over four years since we published Dangerous associations: Joint enterprise, gangs and racism, by Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams, filmmaker Colin Stone has drawn on this research to create a documentary on joint enterprise.
Joint Enterprise was back in the news last week with an article by Harry Stopes, which cites our work on racism, joint enterprise and gangs.