Welcome to the Howard League’s new blog, Policy Insights.
Policy Insights will provide space for contributors to the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice to write about their research and its relevance to public policy and criminal justice debates. The posts will be aimed at a broad audience from academic researchers to opinion formers, parliamentarians and the wider public.
The Policy Insights blog will seek to bring academic research out from the journal and to the attention of a more diverse audience.
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“Soldiering On”? What difference do ex-military personnel make to the prison service?
Back in 2016, the then Justice Secretary Liz Truss announced a recruitment drive for Armed Forces leavers, to help address the low retention rates for prison staff working in very challenging circumstances. Intending them to support prison reform, she asked: “Who better to instil the virtues of discipline? Who better to show what you can …  Read more