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I would build... stronger communities

We all know that justice is not a product that can be unilaterally dispensed by law enforcement or the judiciary. It is simply not within the power of the police, judiciary, the prison service,...

By 
Rebecca Daddow
23 October 2014
News

Open letter calling for drug policy reform

Our Director Richard Garside was one of more than 80 individuals and organisations who signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a review of the United Kingdom's approach to illegal drugs.

The letter was organised by drugs charity Release and published yesterday as part of...

27 June 2014
News

Reaction to MPs' report on crime reduction policies

A new report out today from the House of Commons Justice Committee has called on the government to 'question whether taxpayers’ money is used in ways most likely to reduce future crime and victimisation, including evaluating that spent on custodial sentencing, and develop a longer-term strategy...

26 June 2014

Why I support the call to action

The harms women face are widespread yet consistently ignored. Many criminal justice interventions and support services serve to replicate and reinforce unequal gender relations rather than tackle the root causes of harm. Women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society.

We need to think about and develop social interventions that get to the root of these problems. We are calling on others to work with us to challenge structural inequality and eradicate punishment and control in women's lives.

Comment

I would give up... women's imprisonment

Before you interject that my proposal is discriminatory, I would give up women’s imprisonment and set that up as a template for doing pretty much the same thing for...

By 
Frances Crook
9 June 2014
Publication

Justice and institutional care

Roger Grimshaw suggests that new forms of institutional care might offer a way forward for the Justice Matters initiative
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Publication

Justice matters for women: lifting the lid on Pandora's box

Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts outline some of the thinking behind the Justice Matters for Women project In January this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, was questioned by the House of Common's Liaison Committe e on the issue of violence against women. In his responses, Cameron emphasised...
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