This page will bring you all the latest news relevant to our topic “Is it a crime to be poor?”
23 August 2021 – Challenge Poverty Week England and Wales is 11-17 October 2021 see here for more information
8 July 2021 – The Guardian – Police bill risks criminalising homeless people, warns UK charity
28 June 2021 – Review bye-laws that criminalises poverty – Political Science Lecturer – an interesting news article from Ghana
21 May 2021 – The BMJ Opinion – Rona Epstein and John Middleton discuss why It is more urgent than ever that we end the criminalisation of poverty
12 May 2021 – The Open University- Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative – Sharon Hartles has written this blog article – Vagrancy Act 1824: Consign it to History!
27 April 2021 – The Guardian – All Covid fines in England should be reviewed, MPs say – This includes a discussion of the disproportionate impact of Covid fines – i.e. those that cannot afford to pay the fines are faced with a criminal record.
RAND Cooperation has just published its Outcome Evaluation of the National Model for Liaison and Diversion (March 2021)
18 April 2021 – The Guardian – Tackle Poverty and Inequality to reduce crime, says Police Chief
11 April 2021 – i Newspaper – Robert Jerrick accused of failing to honour promise to abolish Vagrancy Act which makes rough sleeping a crime
29 March 2021 – New York University News release – Prosecuting non-violent misdemeanours increases re-arrest rates, new study shows