Welcome to our Resources page

This page links to publications and other resources related to the criminalisation of poverty and debt. It also includes content that might not be directly related to the criminalisation of poverty but may be of interest to visitors (e.g. inequality)

Click here for the webinar about UK poverty 2023 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation:

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports on the use of anti-social behaviour legislation to penalise the poor and the mentally ill. Click here to read the report.

Click here for the seminar held on 4 October 2022 at Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) Staffordshire University

Addiction – Stigma, Inequities and Punishment, are now available on the CHAD website

Click here to read a report, from Revolving Doors, it usefully outlines the crucial importance of multiple disadvantage in the process of criminalisation.

Click here to read Go directly to jail, for shouting, begging and rough sleeping

Click here for Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline. Exploring why Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children experience the school to prison pipeline.

Click here for Changemakers: #BetterBenefits – Working Chance

Click here to register for Repeat performances: SEND, Exclusions and minority young people

Click here for the UK Poverty 2022: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

Click here for The Knowledge Exchange (an online library of guidance and examples of best practice)

Click here for the Revolving Doors Broke But Not Broken article

Click here for the ICP Revolving Doors Socioeconomic Duty Toolkit

Children imprisoned on remand

Transform Justice has been tracking the ethnicity of the children remanded in London for the last eighteen months. For most of this time nine out of every ten children remanded in London have been from minoritized communities. In February 2021 the vast majority – three quarters – were black even though black children only make up 18% of London’s under 18 year old population. The latest figures show a slight improvement – 59% of London children on remand are black.

 Now we know six out of ten remanded children in London are black, the disproportionality problem cannot be swept under the carpet.

“Male, Jailed, Failed”: Dr David Maguire – see here

Destitution in the UK 2020, report by the Joseph Rowntree Association. Read Here

Investigation into the housing of rough sleepers during the Covid-19 pandemic, National Audit Office. Read Here

‘It caused me big stress’: U-turn on plans to decriminalise non-payment of TV licence fee ‘will disproportionately hit women’, Maya Oppenheim, The Independent. Read Here

The Case for Sustainable Funding for Women’s Centres by Women in Prison, Women’s Budget Group and four partner specialist providers of Women’s Centres (The Nelson Trust, Together Women, Anawim and Brighton Women’s Centre). Read Here.

Stopping Short? Sentencing Reform and Short Prison Sentences, by Helen Mills, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, UK Policy Review. Read Here

Abolishing prison: what happens then?” – Chris Daw QC, a leading criminal barrister and author of “Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point” gives a webinar. See here

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