- Interesting new drug facts (April 2017)
- European watchdog finds spiralling violence in English prisons
- Can an algorithm replace bail hearings?
- Inspectors find private probation in Northants “poor”
- Inspectors condemn probation supervision by telephone
- Support for those bereaved through drugs or alcohol
- Criminal Justice Quiz – Easter 2017
- Drugs: The State of the Nation (April 2017)
- Intelligent fingerprinting to support drug recovery
- Effective resettlement for young offenders
The blog will keep you updated with all the latest developments in drugs, crime & PbR.
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Latest round-up of key drug facts & figures from Andrew Brown focuses on increases in drug-related hospital admissions …
Streetlink is a government app that provides a simple way for people to inform the authorities about rough …
European watchdog finds spiralling violence in English prisons with the main causes overcrowding, poor regimes and under-staffing.
New Jersey is trying to address the racial discrimination which is built-in to its bail decision making process …
Probation Inspectors found that public probation in Northants was adequate but private probation poor despite the potential of …
HMI Probation inspection of Gwent found a high-performing public NPS and a "troubling" private CRC which was supervising …
BEAD is a specialist service for those bereaved through drugs or alcohol which now includes a website to …
Work in criminal justice? You might want to try this light-hearted quiz to see how well-informed you are …
The latest United Kingdom Drug Situation report reveals an increase in the purity of heroin and cocaine and …
New system of drug-screening using portable fingerprint system is more humane and provides much faster results. Current trial …
Valuable report from Beyond Youth Custody rounds up the key learning about young people's desistance from 16 projects …
DWP announces that worklessness is key issue which affects children and sets out bold plan to tackle it …
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Study of prescribing in prison
Russell is undertaking a research study into opioid substitute prescribing in prison. The study includes an online survey …
Sobriety Bracelets Cost Benefit Analysis
Russell is leading a team from RedQuadrant to undertake a cost benefit analysis of the Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring …
Diversity programme evaluation
Evaluation of Creative Pathways, a creative and digital industries-focused programme supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aimed at increasing …
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 …