British Journal of Community Justice

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

Be Careful What You Wish for? Exploring the Personal, Social and Economic Impact of New Prison Builds
Introduction In 2008 the announcement was made that to address the 1800 estimated shortfall of prison places in Wales, a new medium sized prison would be built there. Subsequently four sites have been identified for such a prison--two in South Wales...
Circles of Support and Accountability for Sex Offenders in England and Wales: Their Origins and Implementation between 1999-2005
Introduction Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) are an innovative, volunteer-based means of supervising sex offenders, usually upon release from prison, which were 'transplanted' from Canada to England and Wales at the turn of the 21st...
Community Safety and Community Justice-The Thames Valley Partnership's Journey, 1993-2008
Origins of the Thames Valley Partnership The Thames Valley Partnership was formed in 1993, at the instigation of Charles (now Sir Charles) Pollard, the Chief Constable of the Thames Valley Police. Its original purpose was to co-ordinate and stimulate...
Editorial
The New Labour mantra of being 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' arguably brought the inherent contradictions of the criminal justice system into sharper focus. Whilst a laudable aspiration, simultaneously addressing the aims of both criminal...
Evaluation of HM Prison Service Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme-Outcomes from a Randomised Controlled Trial
This study was undertaken by Cynthia McDougall, Amanda E Perry, Jane Clarbour, Roger Bowles and Gillian Worthy from the University of York and published as part of the Ministry of Justice Research Series. The research is based on a randomized controlled...
Nonsense upon Stilts? Human Rights, the Ethics of Punishment and the Values of Probation
In this paper, I argue that the discourse of human rights represents the most promising basis of a strategy to reaffirm the suppressed significance of ethics in penal policy against both the excesses of punishment and a preoccupation with instrumental...
Research Report: Understanding Community Involvement and Engagement within Community Justice
Introduction Governments across the developed world are increasingly looking for approaches to reduce and prevent low level crime and anti social behaviour within communities. One approach has been to increase the involvement and engagement of local...
The Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order-Three Years On
This report is the final publication in the community sentences series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report authors are George Mair from Liverpool John Moores University and Helen Mills from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies....