News

Stop treating brain injury as a crime problem, new report

The youth justice system has become the primary service provider to a large number of young people with brain injuries and other brain impairments, according to a new report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The report –...

9 December 2015
Publication

Supporting young people with neurodevelopmental impairment

This report, by Dr Pratiba Chitsabesan, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Dr Nathan Hughes of the University of Birmingham, discusses the over-representation of young people with clinical disorders in the youth justice system. Drawing on a range of research, it explores the...
By 
Dr Nathan Hughes and Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan
9 December 2015
News

Is criminal justice reform obsolete?

On 19 November 2015, the Centre hosted an academic roundtable discussion - 'Is criminal justice reform obsolete?'. We heard from Dr Bree Carlton (Monash University, Australia) and Dr Erica Meiners (Northeastern Illinois University, USA). They explored the relationships between reform,...

24 November 2015
News

Justice Matters: clinical disorders and youth justice

On 13 November, the Centre held an event, 'Criminal justice and young people with clinical disorders', focussing on the disproportionate rate of childhood neurodevelopmental impairments and clinical disorders among young people in the youth justice system.

Dr Nathan Hughes of the...

23 November 2015
Comment

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
Comment

Criminal justice 'transformation': a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Following last week’s Conservative party conference a number of commentators expressed optimism about the tone and emphasis placed by David Cameron and Michael Gove on the need for ‘transformation’.

By 
Rebecca Roberts
14 October 2015