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  Security And Criminal Justice

This policy theme includes our work on the criminal justice system, reducing re-offending and issues around combatting terrorism and†national security. We aim to undertake further research on offender management and security policy.

Project partners include: Lord Woolf, Baroness Stern, Lord Carter of Coles, Shami Chakrabarti, Rt. Hon. Lord Falconer QC MP, Sir Charles Pollard, Smiths Group, Chatham House, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and Logica.

Advancing Opportunity: Routes in and out of criminal justice
The collateral damage of imprisonment is considerable – a third of prisoners lose their home while in prison, two-thirds lose their job, over a fifth face increased financial problems and more than two-fifths lose contact with their family. This is damaging not only to individual offenders but also to society as whole. If we are serious about reintegrating people into our communities and enabling them to become productive and participative citizens, we have to find more effective ways of rehabilitating offenders. The essays in this volume look at different examples of interventions that have sought to reduce reoffending and to increase the rehabilitation of offenders as well as some radical and innovative alternatives. Includes chapters by Rob Allen, Robert Rhodes QC, Harriet Bailey, George Hosking, Penelope Gibbs, and Clive Martin. 2008

Britain and Security
While the classic menace of invasion no longer represents a key threat to the UK, an ever-widening range of dangers – international and domestic terrorism; energy insecurity; organised crime; infectious disease; and the consequences of conflicts and instability elsewhere in the world – represent new and complex threats to the country. Britain, therefore, will need to develop a diverse range of instruments to respond to these threats. In our increasingly diverse society it is clear that foreign, security, and national policy responses must be rooted in shared values. But they must also offer practical means by which the integrity of our crucial infrastructure and our civil society structures can be maintained in the face of new threats. This collection of essays by key experts in the field offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking account of security policy in today’s world. They address both the core values that must guide policy makers in the coming years, alongside hard-edged analysis of the complexity and nuance that must be taken into account if measures to safeguard the British public are truly to offer robust safeguards against the range of threats that we may face over the coming decades. Includes chapters by Keith Butler-Wheelhouse, Dr Paul Cornish, Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, Professor Phil Sutton, Shami Chakrabarti, Bill Durodiť, and Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG. 2007

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