Back in January, the Howard League launched a briefing paper based on more than a year of work with judges and young people. The publication, Sentencing Principles for Young Adults, sets out how the sentencing of young people, typically aged between 18 and 25, could be improved.
In this collection of ten papers by some of the most prominent academic experts in the field maps out what is happening in a specific area of criminal justice policy ranging from prison privatisation to policing and the role of community sentences.
Following the success of the Howard League’s What is Justice? Re-imagining penal policy conference, contributors were invited to submit a paper based on their presentation and to provide pointers about how their research contributes to a re-imagining of penal policy which supports the symposium’s aims, in particular a reduced role for the penal system while maintaining public confidence, fewer victims of crime and safer communities.
The aim of the research advisory group is to develop an informal group to provide advice and support in the following areas: environmental scanning and information sharing; scoping and structuring research, helping to appoint researchers and casting an expert eye over applications; encouraging students to get involved in the Early Careers Academic Network and other student societies and providing practical support with research and other Howard League initiatives.