Publication

Empower, resist, transform. A collection of essays

This essay collection highlights how women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society. Helen Mills, Rebecca Roberts and Laurel Townhead describe the shortcomings of criminal justice approaches that often replicate and reinforce inequalities rather than tackle...
By 
Helen Mills, Rebecca Roberts, Laurel Townhead
14 January 2015
Speech

Violence against women: from intervention to prevention?

I want to thank you all for responding to our invitation – and offering to take time out of your busy schedules to contribute to the discussion today. We have an awful lot of experience and...

By 
Rebecca Roberts
19 November 2014
Publication

Institutional care and poverty: evidence and policy review

This review, sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examined international evidence about the links between institutional care and poverty in order to identify strategies for reducing the risks in the four countries of the UK.
By 
Dr Roger Grimshaw, Rebecca Roberts, Paul Bebbington, Monica Dowling, Dr Courtney Hougham
26 August 2014
Publication

What is crime?

Rebecca Roberts and Will McMahon explore hidden and ignored crimes and harms
cjm 74: Criminalisation
Publication

The hall of mirrors: Criminal justice myths uncovered

Gazing into the carnival mirror The 2003 Oxford Dictionary of English describes a myth as ‘a widely held but false belief or idea’. The authors in this issue of cjm challenge a series of criminal justice myths including what ‘crime’ is, how much is out there, who the ‘criminals’ are, and the...
By 
Rebecca Roberts
cjm 83: Myths and criminal justice
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...
cjm 96: Justice Matters
Comment

Little to lose, much to gain

There is a growing sense of frustration and sadness amongst practitioners and campaigners at the economic and political situation we now find ourselves in. Many of the gains in gender equality,...

By 
Rebecca Roberts
28 May 2014