Institute for Criminal Policy Research profiles global imprisonment with in-depth investigation into incarceration in 10 very different countries.
- The unrelenting growth of imprisonment worldwide
- Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users
- Interesting new drug facts (March 2017)
- How parental imprisonment affects children’s mental health
- Women in the Justice system 10 years post-Corston
- Detailed profile of US prison population
- The “housing first” solution to rough sleeping
- App records stop and search securely
- Changing trends in women’s drinking
- Self-governing prisons
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New measures from Facebook seek to help suicidal users by using artificial intelligence to identify those at risk …
Andrew Brown's round-up of the latest drug & alcohol stats reveals a staggering 60,000 people received substance misuse …
Important new guide from Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families on how parental imprisonment affects children's mental health …
Invaluable report from Women in Prison assesses implementation of Corston Report & highlights 5 key priorities for immediate …
The Prison Policy Initiative provides a detailed analysis of who is in prison across the complex US justice …
Centre for Social Justice advocates providing rough sleepers with accommodation first and then support with alcohol, drug & …
New app from Y-STOP enables people stopped by the police to record the interaction on their phone and …
Report from Institute of Alcohol Studies takes a detailed look at the way in which women's alcohol consumption …
This is a guest post from David Skarbek and Courtney Michaluk which first appeared on the Democratic Audit site. …
One third of adults face legal problems but MoJ survey finds increasingly we look to family, friends & …
There are almost 3 million unconvicted people in prison across the world. Proportion of remand prisoners has shot …
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Service reviews & evaluations. Commissioning advice. PbR
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Offending behaviour, drug use, resettlement.
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100+ projects & services evaluated. Quantative & qualitative studies.
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Alcohol, drugs, creative skills, homelessness, employment, domestic abuse.
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 …
Expert writing and editing service
Russell has revised and edited a number of expert drug publications for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs …