This summer was expected to be a pivotal moment in sentence reform, with the expectation that former Justice Minister, David Gauke, would publish a White Paper to introduce proposals to restrict the use of short sentences. But with a new Prime Minister, a new Justice Secretary, and a ‘tough’ approach to law and order being ushered in, the future of reforming short-term prison sentences is at best uncertain.
UK Justice Policy Review
The eighth 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 United Kingdom.
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 variety of formats including infographics, graphs and tables alongside to-the-point written analysis.
Police stop and search practices have virtually no impact on crime levels, according to the latest briefing out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
Ben Bradford and Matteo Tiratelli examine the effectiveness of stop and search on crime reduction.
Following the publication of our new report, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford examine recent trends and future directions for knife crime
Attempts to punish and prosecute our way out of knife violence are doomed to failure, according to a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report – Young people, violence and knives – finds that police-led interventions and tougher sentencing have, at best, been ineffective and at worst, been counterproductive.
Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford look at attempts to implement public health approaches to knife violence since the Centre’s last review of evidence and policy in 2008.
Yesterday we held a really interesting roundtable on the effectiveness of stop and search on crime levels. The event was part of our UK Justice Policy Review programme which provides analysis of criminal justice policy developments through a series of briefings, annual reviews and events.
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.