Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 8

Since 2010, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, with support from The Hadley Trust, has been assessing criminal justice developments across the UK through its UK Justice Policy Review programme. Our latest publication – UK Justice Policy Review , Volume 8 – covers the period from 8 June 2017...
By 
Richard Garside, Roger Grimshaw, Matt Ford, Helen Mills
16 April 2019
News

UK Justice Policy Review 8 is out now

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...

16 April 2019
News

Stop and search has no impact on crime, new report

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.

Does stop and search reduce crime? by Professor Ben Bradford and Dr Matteo Tiratelli explores an aspect of stop and search which has rarely been subject to analysis: the effectiveness of stop...

28 February 2019
Publication

Does stop and search reduce crime?

Based on London-wide data from the last ten years, the report finds little evidence of impact of stop and search on violent crime and non-domestic violent crime. Similarly, the authors found no evidence for its impact on robbery, theft or criminal damages. Some of the findings include: Drugs...
By 
Ben Bradford and Matteo Tiratelli
28 February 2019
Publication

Young people, violence and knives - revisiting the evidence and policy discussions

It builds on an earlier review of evidence of effective strategies for addressing gun and knife crime, published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in 2009. The briefing covers four main areas. First, it examines trends in knife-related violence across England and Wales. It concludes that...
By 
Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford
26 November 2018
News

Does more stop and search mean less crime?

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. 

Professor Ben Bradford (University College London), Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing) and Matteo...

13 September 2018
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 7

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.
By 
Richard Garside, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford
25 June 2018
News

UK Justice Policy Review 7 out now

The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.

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...

25 June 2018
Comment

Introducing UK Justice Policy Review 7

Since 2010, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been assessing criminal justice developments across the UK through its UK Justice Policy Review programme.

Our latest publication...

By 
Richard Garside
14 June 2018