Roger Grimshaw and Enver Solomon explain their research on ‘knife crime’ in the context of increasing political attention on the issue
Mark Oldfield and Roger Grimshaw argue that increased probation funding has failed to match the costs of delivering services
Roger Grimshaw describes a new Centre for Crime and Justice Studies research project supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Roger Grimshaw explores media reporting of and attitudes to people seeking asylum
Roger Grimshaw reports on new research from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Roger Grimshaw suggests that new forms of institutional care might offer a way forward for the Justice Matters initiative
The investigations into the actions of Jimmy Savile have prompted anxious reflections about the protection of children in institutions, the Centre's Research Director Dr Roger Grimshaw writes. Beyond individual inquiries, what is needed is an all-embracing policy initiative, based on a government commitment to enduring and comprehensive solutions.
Dr Roger Grimshaw is Research Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
My Story tells the stories of childhood trauma and violence experienced by young people convicted of serious acts of violence. Based on in-depth conversations with three young people in prison and presented in their own words, it offers a unique insight into the kind of severe, multiple and prolonged trauma experienced by many who while still children go on to perpetrate serious, violent acts.
This report explores the transition from prison for those with a conviction for a sexual offence, a group that faces and poses considerable challenges in the community after their release. Based on interviews with ex-prisoners, staff and volunteers at a specialist hostel for this group and representatives from local statutory agencies, the report considers three resettlement issues - housing, employment and community reintegration - and explores the dilemmas that arise for professionals involved in the lives of ex-prisoners with a conviction for a sexual offence.