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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC


ThAmerican Society of Criminology is concerned with criminology, including the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime. This includes measuring and detecting crime, legislation, law, enforcement, and judicial and correctional systems.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region. Members include practitioners, academics, policy makers and students.

The Australian Institute of Criminology is the national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia. The Institute draws on information from a wide variety of sources to provide independent policy advice.

The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the UK.

The Campbell Collaboration (C2) prepares, maintains and disseminates systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.

Cecil Greek's Criminal Justice Links from Florida State University' School of Criminology and Criminal Justice provide comprehensive listings with an American emphasis.

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies encourage and facilitate debate and understanding of the complex nature of crime-related issues. They also publish Criminal Justice Matters.

The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford is engaged in a range of empirical research of central importance to criminal and penal policy.

The Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence aims to investigate the roots of political violence, to develop a body of theory spanning its various disparate elements, and to study the impact of violence, and responses to it, at societal, governmental, and international levels.

The study of Crime Control and Culture is undertaken at the University of Kent at Canterbury, which includes the Kent Crininal Justice Centre.

The Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (Kriminologisches Forschungsinstitut Niedersachsen, KFN) aims "to carry out and promote practice-oriented criminological research as an independent research establishment".

Criminology & Public Policy is a peer-reviewed journal of criminal justice policy and practice, published on behalf of the American Society of Criminology. It carries empirically based, policy-focused articles.

CrimeNet is an Australian site with information on criminal records, stolen property, missing persons, wanted persons, con artists and unsolved crimes. The CrimeNet database has thousands of mostly Australian criminal records with a focus on fraud, paedophilia, sex-related crimes and violent crimes. New records are added daily. is a comprehensive criminological education resource with sections for Learning, Research & Teaching of Theoretical Criminology.

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in America is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to criminal justice system problems. The foundation provides information about the issues in state and federal anti-crime proposals.

Nick Groombridg'es excellent Criminology in Public website has a wealth of interesting and eclectic material.

The Criminology Mega-Site offers a reasonably comprehensive set of criminological resources including sections on Terminology, History, Motives, & Policy.

The Critical Criminology site of the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Section on Critical Criminology provides information about critical scholarship related to crime and justice, and aims to link academics with critical criminology interests.

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC) is a longitudinal study of offending and anti-social behaviour among young people. It follows a group of 4,300 young people who started secondary schools in 1998, and will follow them until they are aged 30. The site is updated regularly.

The European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics is a result of the Council of Europe's decision to provide a compendium of crime and criminal justice data for its member states.

The 'Girls and Violence' website grew out of a research project at Glasgow University, Scotland. The project is a study of girls and their views about violence and violent behaviour, and explores girls' views and experiences of violence as observers, victims and/or perpetrators.

The International Centre for Prison Studies in King's College, University of London, is independent of governmental and intergovernmental agencies. It aims to help develop appropriate policies on imprisonment.

The Internet Journal of Criminology is a free access online journal, publishing international criminology articles from many areas of expertise including the criminal justice system, crime reduction, delinquency and deviant social behaviour.

The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth is the UK's largest provider of Higher Educational course programmes for the Police and other criminal justice agencies. They are committed to quality and diversity, coupled with a value-base which prioritises human rights, good governance and professional standards in criminal justice.

The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science is the first in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction.

[jc2m] is an independent, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal of international research concerned with representations of, and inter-relations between, crime and conflict in mass media and popular culture.

Jock Young's website is not extensive but does include articles on Social Exclusion, Drugs, Models of Criminology and Policing Ethnic Minorities.

John Lea is Professor of Criminology at Middlesex University. His website contains a diverse selection of his writings and other interesting material and links.

The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture focuses on research and opinion on the intersection of crime, criminal justice, and popular culture. It is published by the University of Albany's School of Criminal Justice.

The Mannheim Centre for the Study of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a multidisciplinary centre incorporating staff from across the London School of Economics. The Centre is one of the largest criminological groupings in Europe. It provides teaching, research, and conferences, seminars and public events, including the Mannheim/British Society of Criminology seminar series.

Hungary's  National Institute of Criminology (OKRI) has a long tradition of as the scientific, research and training agency of the Chief Prosecution Office of Hungary. Based in Budapest, the Institute conducts research on crime, police science and criminal law.

The University of Leicester's Criminology Department has expertise in a number of criminological areas including policing, public disorder, crime & punishment, racism & ethnicity, and crime prevention.

Teesside University was one of the first universities in the UK to introduce an undergraduate criminology degree. It is prominent in both teaching and research in criminology.

The University of Toronto's Centre of Criminology researches crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches.

The University of Tuebingen's Institute of Criminology has a superb, wide-ranging list of international criminal justice links on its website

The Western Criminology Review publishes theory, research, policy, and practice in criminology and criminal justice. It reflects local national, and international concerns.