Is the IPP sentence turning into the Ministry of Justice’s own Windrush scandal?

Professor Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor and Founder of Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) explains how thousands of prisoners are still facing injustice, ten years after IPPs’ failings were first exposed, and endorses latest demands for action

‘Prison for Profit’: documentary film screening and panel discussion, 4 December

Online panel discussion & questions: hosted by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research, School of Law, Birkbeck.

ICPR launches online survey on digital forensics and social media

ICPR, in collaboration with the Jill Dando Institute at UCL and Perpetuity Research, are conducting a study on digital forensics.

New article on the impacts of COVID-19 on prison populations

An article by Catherine Heard on the impacts of COVID-19 on prison populations and wider justice systems worldwide has been published in a special, open access issue of the American journal Victims & Offenders.

Effective participation in criminal proceedings: principle and practice - blog by ICPR Director Jessica Jacobson

ICPR Director Professor Jessica Jacobson has written a blog for the British Society of Criminology website on "Effective participation in criminal proceedings: principle and practice."

4 December: "Prison for Profit" Documentary screening and discussion

In this searing documentary film, former prisoners, prison guard whistle-blowers and an investigative journalist paint a shocking picture of South Africa's first privatized prison, Mangaung, in Bloemfontein.

New book from ICPR: Achieving accessible justice through effective participation in courts and tribunals

Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) has published a new book which examines the meanings and importance of 'effective participation' in judicial proceedings.

On its 20th anniversary, ICPR’s World Prison Brief adds new historic data for over 30 countries

It’s 20 years today since the World Prison Brief (WPB) website was launched.