Prison populations continue to rise in many parts of the world, new report published by the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research shows.

Some 11.5 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, according to the latest edition of the World Prison Population List (WPPL), researched and compiled by Helen Fair and Roy Walmsley and published on 1 December 2021.

Researchers meet the training needs of specialist lawyers

Researchers on the AHRC-funded project, Judging Values and Participation in Mental Capacity Law, based at the ICPR, Birkbeck School of Law, have pioneered a training film for specialist lawyers who work in the Court of Protection.

Monitoring and evaluation of criminal justice initiatives: A practice-based short course

This online short course for criminal justice practitioners will provide practical training and guidance on monitoring and evaluation in criminal justice settings. It is taught by experts from Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research and research and development NGO the Centre for Justice Innovation.

Monitoring & evaluation training for criminal justice practitioners: FREE taster session 16th September 2021

ICPR, in partnership with the Centre for Justice Innovation, is running a short course on monitoring and evaluation for criminal justice practitioners, in November 2021. Find out more about the course at a free taster and Q&A session on 16 September!

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Global partnership yields fresh insights on over-use of imprisonment

What explains the world’s rising prisoner numbers? Does prison overcrowding impact public health? How has the pandemic affected prisoners and ...

New research reveals devastating impact of pandemic on prisoners

The prisons research team at the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London has published ...

Research Reveals Legal Practitioners Receive Limited Or No Professional Training On Preparing Witness Statements

The report highlights the pressing need to have mandatory training for legal practitioners as well as detailed guidance for individuals who are self-representing in court.