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2012

17 Sept 2012

New report for Howard League for Penal Reform

On Monday 17 September the Howard League for Penal Reform published a study completed by Loraine Gelsthorpe, Nicola Padfield and Jake Phillips on Deaths on Probation: an analysis of data regarding people dying under probation supervision.

The full report is available on www.howardleague.org/number-dying-on-probation.

This is a relatively new area in terms of research as only limited information about these deaths is routinely put into the public domain. The report highlights the need for much more to be known about the circumstances surrounding these deaths, both the deaths of those serving community orders and those on license from prison.

2 Jul 2012

Stockholm Prize in Criminology Awarded to David Farrington

Breaking Rules Book Cover The recent publication of 'Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime', a book about the first five years of Professor Per-Olof Wikström's PADS+, sparked media interest in the study and its findings. This included interviews on the 6th of July 2012 with three of the authors; Dietrich Oberwittler, Kyle Treiber, and Beth Hardie on BBC World news, BBC Breakfast, and BBC Local Radio respectively.

PADS+ and 'Breaking Rules' have also been the subject of a number of print and internet media articles, including when PADS+ research manager Beth Hardie was interviewed for an article in The Independent (24th June 2012) which was subsequently reviewed on BBC Breakfast (24th June 2012), and research associate Kyle Treiber contributed a piece to The Huffington Post (2nd July 2012).
'Breaking Rules' is available from Oxford University Press.
PADS+ Research manager Beth Hardie was interviewed about the findings published in 'Breaking Rules: The social and situational dynamics of young people's urban crime' on Radio 4’s 'Thinking Allowed' on 15th August. Listen to the broadcast.