Since 2012, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been publishing UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR), an annual assessment of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom.
The sixth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice across the UK.
The latest edition of UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR) came back from the printers earlier this week. It is due for publication next Monday and will be given, free-of-charge, to all those who attend our latest UKJPR conference – Criminal Justice since Brexit – on Wednesday, 28 June.
UKJPR 6 covers events from the May 2015 General Election to the June 2016 Brexit referendum, including:
This UK Justice Policy Review Focus scrutinises some key manifesto pledges in the area on the police, prisons and drugs policy
Do more police officers cut crime? Are tough community sentences a realistic alternative to prison? These are some of the questions considered in the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' latest report.
Assessing the 2017 General Election Manifestos, the first in a new series of UK Justice Policy Review Focus briefings, scrutinises some of the main manifesto pledges by the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.
Our research on the link between imprisonment and poverty was cited this week in The Independent.
The research was referenced by columnist James Moore, in a piece about the case of Lavinia Woodward, the University of Oxford medical student likely to be spared a jail sentence after stabbing her boyfriend in the leg.
London's Metropolitan Police are playing 'nudge and wink politics' over police budgets, our Director, Richard Garside told this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme.
His comments came in response to last week's claim by the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Martin Hewitt, that it 'would be... naive... to say that if you cut a significant amount out of an organisation, you don’t have any consequences'.
Our Director, Richard Garside, has written to the Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, calling for her to publish a secret Ministry of Justice report on the economic impact of new prisons.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Justice announced plans to build four new prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot. According to the Ministry, the new prisons will 'act as a boost to regional economies' and create 'new opportunities for local businesses.'
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has called on the Government to publish its evidence that new prisons will bring jobs and economic growth.
The call came in reaction to news that the Government plans to build four new prisons across England and Wales, claiming they will create at least 2,000 jobs.
Speaking today, the Centre's Director, Richard Garside, said: