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This year, PRI’s flagship publication Global Prison Trends, published alongside the Thailand Institute of Justice, has been released at a crucial time as prisons worldwide are being pushed to breaking point by the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Prison Trends 2020 documents the chronic issues that have led to this human rights and public health crisis and the challenges facing criminal justice systems in responding to the global pandemic.
(2.45 MB) | 23. April 2020 | Author: Aleksandar Petrov, Communications Officer, ICPA
In this document the DERAD project, leaded by the Triveneto Directorate of the Italian Ministry of Justice in cooperation with Agenfor Int’l Foundation and the whole DERAD consortium: FUNDEA, HFOeD, EI, CVUT, UNIGR and Romanian Ministry of Justice – has been identified as good practice for all member states.
(133.68 KB) | 19. June 2019 | Author: Council of the European Union
Drawing on ICPR’s unique World Prison Brief database and research in ten countries across all five continents, the report highlights the serious public health risks caused by today’s unprecedented levels of prison overcrowding worldwide. Recent surges in prisoner numbers across much of the world have produced a global prison population of well over 11 million; and chronically overcrowded, under-resourced prisons. These are prisons, the report argues, in which health problems proliferate – particularly as regards communicable diseases, mental illness, substance misuse and increased risk of violence, self-harm and suicide. Severe risks to health are posed not only to prisoners but also to staff, the families of prisoners and staff, and […]
(2.35 MB) | 19. June 2019 | Author: Catherine Heard, Director, ICPR’s World Prison Research Programme
The eight papers that are summarized in this issue address the following questions: What kinds of police activities suppress voter turnout? How are people affected by police shootings of unarmed civilians? Are politicians right when they suggest that higher rates of pretrial detention would reduce crime? Who benefits from high concentrations of immigrants in a neighbourhood? When punishments are decreased in a jurisdiction and crime goes up, is it possible to determine whether one caused the other? How good are people at evaluating forensic science evidence in court? Should restorative justice conferences be used with youths charged with crimes? Does it matter where accused people sit in court during their […]
(496.66 KB) | 29. November 2018 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The eight papers that are summarized in this issue address the following questions: 1. Does pretrial detention for people accused of minor crimes contribute to public safety? 2. What approach to reducing firearms deaths might work? 3. How are youth justice policies and health care needs linked? 4. When homicide rates suddenly spike, should we be worried? 5. How do former prisoners get jobs? 6. What are some of the necessary conditions that one should look for in youth justice treatment programs? 7. What kinds of jobs in a community might help reduce recidivism among those being released from prison? 8. Are youths who have been found guilty of homicide […]
(477.72 KB) | 19. July 2018 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Invisible Walls Wales (IWW) is a Big Lottery funded project based in HMP Parc, South Wales, aimed at maintaining and improving relationships between male prisoners and their children and families, improving the quality of life of all participants, reducing re-offending by the prisoners, and reducing the risk of ‘intergenerational’ offending. It adopts a ‘whole family’ approach, providing support to prisoners, partners and children for up to 12 months pre-release and six months post-release via three integrated ‘hubs’ of activity (prison, transitional and community). Key elements of the project are the Family Interventions Unit (FIU – the first of its kind in a male prison in the UK), interventions-led visits in […]
(2.13 MB) | 2. January 2018 | Author: Anna Clancy & Mike Maguire, University of South Wales
In this Issue: Intensive correction orders versus short prison sentence: A comparison of re-offending Aim: To compare reoffending rates between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years). Method: Offenders’ demographic characteristics, index offence characteristics, prior convictions and penalties, LSI-R score and re-offences were extracted from the Re-offending Database maintained by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.Using logistic regression model with inverse probability of treatment weighting, the effect of penalty choice on re-offending was estimated. Doubly robust estimation and bivariate probit model with an instrumental variable were also used to address potential model misspecification and endogeneity of […]
(418.36 KB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Department of Justice
This issue address the following questions: How can school policies affect crime? Why do Black Americans have less confidence in the police than White Americans? What kinds of jobs will reduce offending among those who have been involved in crime? How do courts punish those who have not been found guilty? Does what men look like affect the sentences they receive? What are the challenges facing First Nations police services in Canada? Do drug courts encourage police to charge minor drug offenders? Why does the incarceration of parents lead, eventually, to lower earnings for their children?
(447.75 KB) | 6. November 2017 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This issue of Criminological Highlights addresses the following questions: 1. Why is it in the public interest to allow people to free themselves from their criminal records? 2. What kinds of events are likely to cause an increase in police use of force in dealing with ordinary citizens? 3. Do highly informed citizens think that sentences are too lenient? 4. What can be done to create more smoothly running prisons? 5. What is the first step that cities should take to prepare for events that might involve citizen protests? 6. Do transfers to adult court hurt youths’ life chances? 7. How accurate are predictions of future intimate partner violence? 8. […]
(422.51 KB) | 11. October 2017 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To promote good practice and encourage professionalism, The New Zealand Corrections has launched a journal – Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal. The journal offers in-depth, academic and practice-focused articles. We recommend it for all those working professionally with offenders, especially in New Zealand. Volume 5, Issue 1: July 2017
(3.68 MB) | 9. August 2017 | Author: New Zealand Corrections Department