Comment

The role of inspection in preventing torture

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture provides for the establishment of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) with powers to visit places of detention and to report to the...

By 
Roger Grimshaw
19 December 2016
Publication

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...
cjm 99: Poverty and institutional care
Publication

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...
cjm 99: Poverty and institutional care
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
Comment

Institutional care and poverty: making common cause?

Consider this scenario: a social policy analyst examining evidence about two groups in institutional care notices that many members of each group come from a background of poverty and face an...

By 
Roger Grimshaw
16 September 2014
Publication

The sharp end of politics?

Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon explain their research on ‘knife crime’ in the context of increasing political attention on the issue
cjm 72: Influencing policy
Publication

The probation spending crisis

Mark Oldfield and Roger Grimshaw argue that increased probation funding has failed to match the costs of delivering services
cjm 73: Terrorism post 9/11