Re-imagining the Youth Court

Gillian Hunter from the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research shares findings from research conducted in collaboration with The Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI) on developing problem-solving practice in the Youth Court.

Problem-Solving Practice: Encouraging Change In The Youth Court

A new report, ‘Time to get it right: enhancing problem-solving practice in the Youth Court’, co-authored by the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck and the Centre for Justice Innovation, is published today.

Young people’s voices on youth court

This briefing paper highlights young people’s experiences of Youth Court in three areas of England. Interviews were conducted with 25 young people who had recently attended court as a defendant. Interview findings were supplemented by observations of youth court hearings conducted by the research team.

More than three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms of remand imprisonment worldwide

Well over three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms of remand imprisonment throughout the world, according to the latest edition of the World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List (WPTRIL), published today by the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London.

COVID-19 in prisons – a major public health risk

Catherine Heard, Director of the World Prison Research Programme at the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on prison populations.

Event invitation - Time to get it right: The state of youth court in England and Wales

Join the Centre for Justice Innovation and the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research for the launch of their new report on the state of practice in Youth Court; the culmination of a multi-year research programme into how well they are functioning to meet the needs of children and young people.

Director of ICPR’s World Prison Research Programme briefs Brazilian fact-checking website on latest prisons data

On 15 February the Brazilian Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sérgio Fernando Moro, claimed on Twitter that there is ...

The science of incarceration: Catherine Heard takes part in Science magazine webinar

Together with two American experts, Dr Jeff Morenoff (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor) and Dr Nazgol Ghandnoosh (the Sentencing Project), Catherine discussed the evidence concerning imprisonment and its consequences for rehabilitation, recidivism, deterrence and health.