The Economic Inefficiency of Student Fees and Loans

Publication date: Thursday 06 April 2017

In this report, published by the Intergenerational Foundation, Kevin argues that the benefits of a young person getting a higher education qualification in England accrue in the ratio 58% to the nation…

English and Welsh experience of marketisation

Publication date: Sunday 02 April 2017

The UK government has embarked on an ambitious programme to reform the English and Welsh probation sector. Key to these reforms has been ‘marketisation’ involving Payment by Results. More recently…

Operationalising desistance through personalisation

Publication date: Monday 19 December 2016

This article reports on the early stages of a project to develop a model of offender rehabilitation that operationalises the concept of desistance. The concept of desistance is influential but operationalising…

The ethical challenges of evidence-based policy research

Publication date: Thursday 15 December 2016

This chapter in an edited collection on research ethics in criminology examines the concept of evidence-based policy (EBP) and the ethical challenges it poses are explored.  First a ‘standard’…

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