Rebecca Roberts

More mega-prisons won't fix a broken society

In an article for the OpenDemocracy website, our Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has criticised the government's plans to expand the prison system by 10,000 places and build new prisons, arguing that it will do little to solve the ongoing crisis in the system.

Rebecca describes how the prison reform programme is part of the wider public sector reform of asset stripping, privatisation and deregulation in which the burden of austerity is imposed on individual prison governors under the guise of greater autonomy. 

What lies beyond criminal justice?

The Centre's Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has co-authored an article published this month in the first volume of Justice, Power and Resistance.

The article, titled 'What lies beyond criminal justice? Developing transformative solutions' is co-authored with JM Moore of Newman University and draws on the Centre's learning from the first three years of our Justice Matters project.

The introduction to the article reads:

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