Last week was a bad week for pollution

It began on Monday, 6 June, with reports that Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is planning to sue the Greater London Authority following the death of her nine-year-old daughter Ella as a result of...

Will McMahon
13 June 2016

When evidence and politics collide: The David Nutt affair

On 14 September, 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted a roundtable meeting where we heard from Dr Deborah Drake (The Open University) and Professor Reece Walters (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane).

They discussed their research into the David Nutt affair....

17 September 2015

Air pollution causes cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency within the World Health Organisation, has officially classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic. In a report it claims air pollution from traffic and industrial fumes was a cause of lung cancer and was linked to bladder...

18 October 2013

Crime is in the air: air pollution and regulation in the UK

In his report, Professor Reece Walters highlights the fact that an estimated 24,000 British residents die prematurely every year and thousands more are hospitalised, because of air pollution. Furthermore, the European Union is currently preparing a legal case against the British government for...
Professor Reece Walters
1 September 2009

Lessons for the Coalition: an end of term report on New Labour and criminal justice

New light is shed on the challenges facing the coalition in reforming the criminal justice system, with the publication of a report by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. In a collection of essays by leading thinkers and commentators, the report Lessons for the coalition , critiques the many...
Edited by Arianna Silvestri
31 January 2011

Critical thinking about the uses of research

Tim Hope and Reece Walters argue that the government does not want learn from academics or entertain the kind of serious debate that independent academic research can generate The author of one essay in Critical thinking about the uses of research , Professor Reece Walters, argues, 'Home Office...