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'You get plenty of punishment'

The traumatic personal experiences of women in the criminal justice system often go unnoticed. Their experiences are ignored; their needs minimised; their support and treatment an afterthought....

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Madeline Petrillo
7 December 2015
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'I've the body of a woman but inside I feel like a child'

The traumatic personal experiences of women in the criminal justice system often go unnoticed. Their experiences are ignored; their needs minimised; their support and treatment an afterthought....

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Madeline Petrillo
25 November 2015
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Organising for change - short film

Dr Sarah Lamble of Birkbeck University recently gave a presentation to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies on balancing short term reform goals with long term change. Based on her research and experiences of working in the anti-violence movement, Sarah identifies a number of key challenges...

25 August 2015
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'Together we can bring the walls down!'

On a sunny Saturday earlier this month hundreds travelled to a remote wheat field in Bedfordshire to gather outside Yarl's Wood Immigration Detention Centre and demand its closure.

As with...

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Claire Cain
16 June 2015
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Justice Matters for Women: Watch the footage

On 20th May 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison, held the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference.

The event was attended by over 100 people including activists, researchers, practitioners and women affected by criminal justice. The...

27 May 2015
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'People who are serious, insist on something'

Betty Makoni, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Child Network World Wide shared her inspirational story at the recent Justice Matters for Women conference in London on 20 May 2015. 

You can see her powerful speech on her work as a human rights activist against gender based violence...

27 May 2015
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Justice Matters: April update

This is the latest update on Justice Matters, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' three year initiative promoting radical alternatives to criminal...

24 April 2015