International News

UK: Old enough to know better? Young adults in the UK criminal justice system 25th January 2012

As part of its 'Out of Trouble' campaign,the Prison Reform Trust has published a briefing on young adults in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Read more

UK: 'Looked After Children and Offending: Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience' 17th January 2012

A new report by The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT) and the Centre for the Research on the Child and the Family at the University of East Anglia looks at the correlation between children in care and offending. Read more

UK: 'Rules of Engagement: Changing the Heart of Youth Justice' 17th January 2012

A policy report by the Centre for Social Justice/Youth Justice Working Group, examining the efficiency of the Youth Justice System in the UK, has just been published. Read more

(Northern Ireland) Inspection Reports demand overhaul of Hydebank Wood 10th October 2011

Inspections of both Hydebank Wood Women's Prison and Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre highlight there is a great need for change in both centres. Read more

U.S: 'No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration' 4th October 2011

A new report, published today, examines the United States' approach to juvenile incarceration, which has been proven to be a failed and flawed approach to reducing and combating youth crime. Read more

(Northern Ireland) Publication of Review of Youth Justice System 27th September 2011

Justice Minister David Ford today published a report which highlights recommendations for change in the youth justice system, and wider recommendations for children in Northern Ireland. Read more

Scotland: Prisoners win in "Slopping Out" ruling 26th September 2011

Appeal judges have ruled that inmates can pursue damages after being subjected to the practice of slopping out from as far back as 1999. Read more

US: 'Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment: Three Strategies for Changing Juvenile Justice' 21st September 2011

A new report from the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice reviews the most prominent juvenile correctional reform models from the past 40 years. Read more

UK: 'Community or Custody: Which Works Best?' (Final Report) 12th September 2011

Make Justice Work have today published the findings of the National Enquiry, set up to investigate the efficacy and cost of short term prison sentences versus robust community based alternatives for low-level offenders. Read more

US: Recommendations for reducing incarceration through evidence-based policies 15th August 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently published a report making a series of evidence based recommendations on how states can reduce incarceration, reducing both costs and crime rates. Read more


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