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June 2, 2018
The domestic violence protection order – evidence based policy or policy based evidence?

I am beginning to wonder why the government does any research on justice issues. They… Read more

May 31, 2018
The domestic violence protection order – evidence based policy or policy based evidence?

I am beginning to wonder why the government does any research on justice issues. They… Read more

January 25, 2018
The children of mothers in prison – how can we avoid the collateral damage?

  “Emotionally, it’s terrible. It’s like they’ve changed so much, they’ve got behavioural problems. They… Read more

August 11, 2017
Why are do we imprison mothers for crimes like tampering with an electricity meter?

Mostly I retain faith in the humanity of all who work in the criminal justice… Read more

August 30, 2016
Is “fair” a dangerous word to use about women and justice?

  Philip Davies MP sparked outrage a few weeks ago when his views on women’s… Read more

May 20, 2016
How do we reduce the number of women in prison?

The latest twist of the Archers story has highlighted the plight of women in the… Read more

April 17, 2016
Setting women prisoners up to fail?

Its great to read a positive prison inspection report, as the one for Bronzefield was… Read more

September 2, 2015
Is magistrate recruitment fair?

Magistrates are not representative of the people.  They never have been.  Things were improving in… Read more

November 19, 2014
“Judicial Diversity: Accelerating Change”

For quite a radical report “Judicial diversity: accelerating change” didn’t get much coverage.  It was… Read more

September 19, 2014
Magistrates…small steps to increase diversity?

If you want to become a magistrate, there are very few areas in the country… Read more

May 16, 2014
Magistrates and school governors…a similar crisis in diversity?

A report came out this week suggesting that the governors of schools do not reflect… Read more

March 6, 2014
Is the magistracy too middle class? a difference of opinion

Transform Justice’s new research on the make-up of the magistracy was launched at the end… Read more

March 4, 2014
Diversity matters in the youth and family court too

When I decided to apply to be a magistrate, my passion was family justice.  I… Read more

February 26, 2014
Magistrates: representatives of the people?

Transform Justice’s new report is published today.  Its about the make-up of the magistracy today… Read more

January 17, 2014
Are magistrates facing a diversity crisis?

Magistrates are less diverse now than in 1999.  They are on average older and less… Read more

December 13, 2013
Magistrates: representative of the people?

How representative should magistrates be of their community?  A report came out today from Policy… Read more

October 18, 2013
How to retain a vibrant magistracy?

John Fassenfelt, outgoing Chairman of the Magistrates’ Association, has inspired the setting up of an… Read more

June 21, 2013
What difference do women judges make?

Do women judges make decisions differently to male judges? According to a small scale experiment… Read more