A new report, Pre-trial detention and its over-use: Evidence from ten countries, is published today by the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research.
ICPR is pleased to announce that, to reflect the wide range of research we now carry out across many different areas of justice, we have changed our full name from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research to the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research.
While continuing to build on our long track record of work on policing and prisons, we have expanded our courts-based research to encompass the Family Court, Court of Protection, tribunals and other kinds of judicial proceedings.
The Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), based at the School of Law, Birkbeck, has published a report highlighting the mental and physical health impacts of prison overcrowding.
In most countries prison population levels have been rising. The estimated world total has increased from 8.7 million in the year 2000 to 10.7 million towards the end of last year.