Criminal Justice Posts

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Here you can find over 300 posts tracking every major development in criminal justice since 2011. You can track crime trends, court modernisation and digitisation programmes and the impact of austerity. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

Latest research on electronic monitoring

Electronic monitoring is an accepted and important component within the criminal justice system but its use is insufficiently regulated allowing it be applied unfairly.

In Care, Out of Trouble

New Prison Reform Trust report highlights the high number of young people in custody who were in care and says some areas are effective at preventing this.

The truth about why people do bad things

There are two contradictory narratives about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both are wrong.

Mental health and criminal justice

Important new report from the Centre for Mental Health found primary mental health care remains the weakest element of mental health support within
prisons.

A better way to count crime

A Crime Harm Index is a low-cost, easily adoptable barometer of the total impact of harm from crimes committed by other citizens, as reported by witnesses and victims.

Global executions at a 25 year high

The number of countries that executed people rose – from 22 in 2014 to 25 in 2015. At least six countries resumed executions: Bangladesh, Chad, India, Indonesia, Oman and South Sudan.

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