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Dr Roger Grimshaw

Dr Roger Grimshaw is Research Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Roger has been responsible for a wide range of research studies on criminological and social welfare topics. He has managed a varied set of research studies on services and interventions for people who offend, or are considered at risk of doing so: offender accommodation services; local authority...
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UK Justice Policy Review 8 is out now

The eighth edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2017 General Election to the summer of 2018.

Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To improve accessibility and raise public awareness of the changing criminal justice landscape, data are presented in a...

16 April 2019
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UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 8

Since 2010, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, with support from The Hadley Trust, has been assessing criminal justice developments across the UK through its UK Justice Policy Review programme. Our latest publication – UK Justice Policy Review , Volume 8 – covers the period from 8 June 2017...
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Richard Garside, Roger Grimshaw, Matt Ford, Helen Mills
16 April 2019
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UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 7

The seventh in an annual series from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice across the UK.
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Richard Garside, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford
25 June 2018
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UK Justice Policy Review 7 out now

The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.

Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To improve accessibility and raise public awareness of the changing criminal justice landscape, data are presented in a...

25 June 2018
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Comment on knife crime

Our Research Director, Roger Grimshaw, has been quoted by a number of news outlets on knife crime in London.

Today he commented on London's knife violence for NBC News: 

The carrying of weapons is something that operates like a contagion. If people feel frightened because they are

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11 April 2018
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'Irrelevant' criminal record checks harm job hopes

Our forthcoming briefing on criminal record checks is covered in this morning's Observer newspaper.

Out of a total of 4.2 million requests for disclosure of criminal records in 2015, the paper reports, only six percent produced any criminal record information. This involved 1,020,111 recorded convictions. Of these, some three quarters – 742,482 – dated back a decade or more.

Our...

26 November 2017
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Our work in the news

We've had a busy few weeks in the media, making interventions on a range of matters, from youth prisons to criminal records, knife violence, to the state of the probation service.

Last week, Richard, our Director, told The Times newspaper (£) that the government should end the 'failed' secure training centres experiment and close...

29 November 2017
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Preventing Torture in the UK

In this briefing, Roger Grimshaw reviews and assess the United Kingdom's approach to preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
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Roger Grimshaw
19 December 2016