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.

ICPR publishes French translation of the 3rd Edition of A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff

ICPR has today published the French translation of the 3rd Edition of A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff (Gérer les prisons dans le respect des droits de l’homme)

ICPR recruiting for a Research Assistant

ICPR is recruiting for a Research Assistant to provide research support on the AHRC-funded project, Judging Values and Participation in Mental Capacity Law.

New ICPR report - Pre-trial detention and its over-use: Evidence from ten countries

A new report, Pre-trial detention and its over-use: Evidence from ten countries, is published today by the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR), at Birkbeck, University of London.

ICPR recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, Birkbeck, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a project on policing, social media and digital forensics.