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.
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.
Our latest report, out today, reveals new evidence on the extent of unnecessary criminal record checks. Based on Freedom of Information Act requests, Criminal record checks: is the volume of disclosures proportionate?, finds that nearly three quarters of the million or so convictions revealed to employers each year in criminal records checks related to offences that were more than a decade old.
We've had a busy few weeks in the media, making interventions on a range of matters, from youth prisons to criminal records, knife violence, to the state of the probation service.
As the UK begins to change its relationship with the rest of Europe, there has never been a more important time to uphold human rights standards within a principled international framework, argues Roger Grimshaw
Roger Grimshaw writes about the work of the National Preventive Mechanism in preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
In this briefing, Roger Grimshaw reviews and assess the United Kingdom's approach to preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
Roger Grimshaw questions why the police are calling for more stop and search activity to reduce knife crime.