The Centre's Research Analyst, Matt Ford, writes about the rising levels of self-harm in prisons in England and Wales
Our submission to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry into the prison population in 2022 has been published on the Committee's website.
Submitted in partnership with the analytical services organisation, Justice Episteme, our submission offers an analysis of the historical trajectory of the custodial population in England and Wales from 2003, and a projection for the period to 2022 and beyond.
Charlotte Sexauer reports on a documentary launching in October that explores the realities of the criminal justice system
This UK Justice Policy Review Focus scrutinises some key manifesto pledges in the area on the police, prisons and drugs policy
Leandro Ayres França discusses the development of organized crime and a chaotic prison situation
Our Director, Richard Garside, today welcomed comments by the former Chief Inspector of Prisons, Lord Ramsbotham, on the crisis in the prisons system.
In remarks reported by the i, Lord Rambotham said that the 'avoidable crisis' in prisons had 'been made a great deal worse by the deliberate actions of ministers and their officials'.
Reduce the prison population to tackle the high numbers of prisoner self-inflicted deaths, argues Dr David Scott of The Open University
Our Director, Richard Garside, has called on the government to develop a long-term plan to downsize prisons across England and Wales. The government should aim to at least halve the number of people locked up over the next twenty years, he said.
Crime and punishment in Brazil will be under the spotlight at a special event being hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies later this month.
On 25 January, Leandro Ayres França, of the Universidade Estácio Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, will be talking about how the war on drugs and the criminalisation of poverty have fuelled organised crime and created a chaotic prison situation.
His talk comes at a time of growing crisis in the Brazilian prison system.
Sacha Darke and Chris Garces explain the background leading up to the recent riots