- Interesting new facts about alcohol and drugs
- A fairer deal for prison staff?
- The truth about crime and rationality
- Concerns about drug-related infections
- The contradictions of our justice system
- PbR jargon demystified (4) S-Z
- Tackling street drinking
- Women in the justice system – latest statistics
- Is it time to legalise and regulate cannabis?
- The impact of police raids on children
The blog will keep you updated with all the latest developments in drugs, crime & PbR.
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Andrew Brown's latest analysis of new drug & alcohol facts and figures throws up a host of interesting …
Details of new proposed settlement to improve pay and pensions for prison officers.
In the second of our "reframing justice" series, author and thinker Tom Gash explores our flawed thinking about …
New publications from EMCDDA and Public Health England show high rates of hepatitis c (frequently undiagnosed) among injecting …
The latest set of MoJ statistics show fewer people going through the justice system but more people sent …
Last in a series of infographics which demystify the jargon and technical terms associated with the payment by …
New guidance from Police and Crime Commissioners on tackling street drinking recommends a multi-agency co-ordinated approach.
Latest official stats show women under-represented in the justice system as offenders and workers. More likely to serve …
Boris Starting puts forward a pragmatic case for the legalisation and regulation of cannabis and urge Britain to …
The impact of police raids on children can be traumatic, but there are better approaches argues a fascinating …
Latest biennial report from Harm Reduction International shows that many countries still refuse to implement harm reduction measures.
New MoJ report looks at racial discrimination at every point in the criminal justice system to inform MP …
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Prison education evaluation
Evaluation of Fine Cell Work, a social enterprise which trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework with a focus …
Payment by Results interactive tool
Researched, designed and developed an interactive payment by results tool to help commissioners, investors and providers think through the …
Safer Drug Use guide
Russell wrote the original VIP guide to safer drug use in the 1990s and updated it for the …
Expert writing and editing service
Russell has revised and edited a number of expert drug publications for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs …
Restorative Justice survey
Russell was part of a team from ICPR which survey restorative justice provision across England and Wales. In …
Russell helped a local drug treatment agency strategise to re-bid for their service which was being tendered. He …