Transgender prisoners

We have been working to encourage calm, respectful dialogue and discussion on the practical challenges of housing transgender individuals in the prison system.

Since the autumn of 2018, our Director has written a number of think pieces for our website and made various media interventions. In February 2019 the Centre's Trustees lead a process with the staff team, which resulted in the publication of a formal statement on transgender prisoners. It concluded...

Are transgender prison wings the answer?

The management of offenders is difficult at the best of times, but Prison Service policy has been severely tested by the growing number of transgender-identified prisoners.

27 March 2019

This week in media appearances

It's been a busy week for our Director, Richard Garside, who has given his comments on a range of criminal justice issues. 

In Tuesday's GuardianRichard drew light on the geographical clustering of knife violence in an article by Jamie Grierson...

8 March 2019

Conference cancellation: Prison abolition in the UK

We are saddened to announce that the conference, Prison Abolition in the UK, planned for 23 and 24 May, has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, one of our conference partners has, in recent weeks, been subjected to concerted pressure by those intent on disrupting the conference. In the circumstances, they felt they had no option but to pull out.

As an organisation, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies walks the...

6 March 2019