Roger Grimshaw

Looking beyond re-offending: criminal records and poverty

Christopher Stacey argues that rehabilitation for the convicted must mean proper access to opportunities

The aim of prisons in England and Wales is to simultaneously punish and rehabilitate. The same could be said for our criminal justice system as a whole. Looking at these two aims, whether the system ‘measures’ in a real sense how much it punishes individuals is an interesting question, but it certainly tries to measure how much it rehabilitates – primarily through looking at the rates of re-offending.

Breaking the chainlinks of poverty

Roger Grimshaw introduces this issue of cjm

Thanks to support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies produced an evidence review on the links between poverty and institutional care, summarised in a collection of reviews published by the Foundation (Grimshaw et al., 2014; Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2014).

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