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Friday 12 February 2016
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HCCJ Research into Practice Series CJP 13th Annual Lecture

Paul Senior

Imagining Probation in 2020: hopes, fears and insights?

Thursday 28th April 2016, Sheffield Hallam University



The Community Justice Portal 13th Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Senior, Hallam Centre for Community Justice.

More details can be found here.

To reserve your place at this FREE event, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Issue 13.2 Special Issue: Taking Stock of Youth Justice

Volume 13, Issue 2 of the British Journal of Community Justice, Taking Stock of Youth Justice, was published in September 2015. This issue contains eight papers, including an article based on the Brian Williams Memorial Prize 2014 winning dissertation, in addition to the Editorial, Community Justice Files and Book Reviews. 


These are interesting times for youth justice in England and Wales.  The number of young offenders convicted by the courts has fallen dramatically over the last few years, as has the number of young offenders in custody, and yet political debate about how to respond to offending by young people continues apace.  The coalition government gave greater freedom of contact to youth offending teams and yet committed to building a large secure college for young offenders.  It abolished antisocial behaviour orders, but replaced these with a range of alternative options in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  At the same time it can be argued a range of social and economic policies have impacted disproportionately on young people, increasing their risk of involvement in criminal activity.


This special issue reflects on recent developments and considers what is needed to improve the youth justice system, however this might be defined.


BJCJ subscribers can access the issue here, more information on this issue can be found here.


The Portal regularly advertises upcoming events and conferences, hosted by both the Portal and external agencies. If you wish to advertise your event please contact us using the link on the Events page.


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Brian Williams Memorial Prize 2014

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Holt, Sheffield Hallam University, has been awarded the Brian Williams Memorial Prize for 2014. 

Sarah's article, based on her dissertation An Exploration of the Impacts that Experiencing Domestic Violence Can Have on a Child's Primary School Education: View of Educational Staff will appear in issue 13.2 of the BJCJ.

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