News

Joint call for closure of child prisons

The campaign to End Child Imprisonment has today published Principles and minimum expectations for children deprived of their libertywhich provides a framework for addressing harmful behaviour and supporting vulnerable children outside of prison settings.

 The campaign is a coalition of organisations and individuals who propose alternatives to child imprisonment and minimum expectations and standards for cases where it is absolutely necessary to deprive children of their liberty. Article 39 is leading the campaign and their Director said: ...

18 April 2019
News

End child imprisonment video by Open University

Child Imprisonment: Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people, the latest from the campaign to end child imprisonment, is a short documentary about the harms of depriving children of their liberty.

 Dr David Scott interviews campaigners who have been personally affected by the issue, and Carolyne Willow, Director of Article 39

David closes the video saying:

We need to think again about what we mean by child prison as a

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10 April 2019
Speech

Youth justice policy: Present and future

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity, based in London, that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. Through partnership...

By 
Richard Garside
13 July 2017
Comment

The closing gap between education and youth justice

It may be unsurprising that young people have to attend the majority of activities associated with their youth justice orders - refined and targeted policies become obsolete when young people are...

By 
Sarah Brooks-Wilson
29 March 2016
Publication

Supporting young people with neurodevelopmental impairment

This report, by Dr Pratiba Chitsabesan, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Dr Nathan Hughes of the University of Birmingham, discusses the over-representation of young people with clinical disorders in the youth justice system. Drawing on a range of research, it explores the...
By 
Dr Nathan Hughes and Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan
9 December 2015
News

Stop treating brain injury as a crime problem, new report

The youth justice system has become the primary service provider to a large number of young people with brain injuries and other brain impairments, according to a new report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The report –...

9 December 2015
News

Justice Matters: clinical disorders and youth justice

On 13 November, the Centre held an event, 'Criminal justice and young people with clinical disorders', focussing on the disproportionate rate of childhood neurodevelopmental impairments and clinical disorders among young people in the youth justice system.

Dr Nathan Hughes of the...

23 November 2015
Comment

An alternative model of positive youth justice

The Youth Justice System (YJS) of England and Wales is not fit for purpose. It is about time that the YJS started to treat children who offend in ways that befit their status as children...

By 
Professor Kevin Haines and Dr Stephen Case
23 January 2015