Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, says we need to look beyond the 'short-sightedness' of criminal justice interventions in tackling violence against women.
Justice Matters for Women - comment series
Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate at the Centre, argues that women should be central to challenging gender violence, inequality and criminal justice harm.
Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, details the need for a bold and unapologetic agenda to bring about real change for women.
Laurel Townhead on the future plans for Justice Matters for Women.
Find out what happened at the Justice Matters for Women event last week.
Laurel Townhead argues in favour of prioritising women’s goals – rather than the goals of criminal justice.
Rejecting criminal justice as the starting point for a conversation about reducing harms for women is destabilising. How can we take this challenging agenda forward?
Most people will be familiar with ‘Lady Justice’ – a statue or picture of a woman often blindfolded, holding a set of scales. Lady Justice is intended to represent objectivity and impartiality in the legal system.
Helen Mills argues we can't rely on criminal justice to address violence against women.
Laurel Townhead and Rebecca Roberts highlight the systemic failings of criminal justice in responding to criminalised women.