Key Links



Death Penalty


Justice System





Practitioner Links

Domestic Violence

Mental Disorder

Restorative Justice

Sex Offenders

Substance Misuse



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

Death Penalty

The American Civil Liberties Union views the death penalty as the ultimate denial of civil liberties.

Amnesty International opposes the death penalty because it is a violation of two fundamental human rights ( laid down in Articles 3 and 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Anti-Death Penalty focuses on capital punishment in the USA and records upcoming and past executions.

The BBC provide an excellent ethically-based discussion of arguments for and against capital punishment.

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty is a national grassroots organization dedicated to ending capital punishment in the USA.

Capital Punishment UK is a key resource site for site for the history of capital punishment in Britain (particularly for the 18th and 19th centuries, though it also has some interesting data on the USA and other countries.

The Centre for Capital Punishment Studies at the University of Westminster works with the overall aim of informing and supporting governmental moves to replace capital punishment with more humane alternatives and to give support for families of homicide victims and the condemned.

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works to end the death penalty in the USA via public education and grassroots activism

Death Penalty Focus is a USA-based, non-profit advocacy organisation dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment. They argue that the death penalty is an ineffective, cruel, and simplistic response to the serious and complex problem of violent crime.

The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organisation  with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center is widely quoted and consulted by all those concerned with the death penalty.

The Death Penalty Project originally began in 1992 concentrating on appeals in individual capital cases from the Caribbean but now assists lawyers on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty.

Death Penalty Quotes lists numerous fascinating quotes by individuals with personal experience of the administration of the death penalty.

Death Watch International promotes the campaign against the death penalty. It is a member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

The National Coalition To Abolish The Death Penalty offers a comprehensive series of resources and up-to-date- reporting and news on capital punishment.

The US Dept of Justice provide contemporary statistics on the death penalty in the USA.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice publishes the last statements of all the offenders they have executed since 1982.

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty aims to strengthen the international dimension of the struggle against capital punishment.