“Rethinking Crime and Punishment” is a strategic initiative supported by the Robson Hanan Trust to promote policy that reduces crime and related social harm.
JustSpeak is a non-partisan network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.
The Howard League has a long history of working for prison reform and criminal justice in Aotearoa. We are lawyers, academics, chaplains, students, prisoners, whanau and, generally, people who care.
We believe that evidence and research should drive crime and justice policy: not myth, rhetoric or the false hope that punishment alone will work.
The Burns Institute eliminates racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative. It is a grassroots to grass-tops organization. It believes innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. It works with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far. http://www.burnsinstitute.org/
POLICY AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The International Centre for Prison Studies was founded in 1997 for the purposes of conducting research on prisons and imprisonment; developing and disseminating knowledge about how imprisonment should be used; and contributing to improved policy and practice in prisons across the world.
In November 2014, the Centre merged with the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London. The Institute for Criminal Policy Research provides a home within which the Centre’s work on the World Prison Brief and other research and project-based activities will continue to grow and develop.
The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. It seeks to promote justice and reduce crime by undertaking and communicating evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. It works to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all.
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE ORGANISATIONS
Professor Chris Marshall. Diana Unwin Chair of Restorative Justice, Victoria University of Wellington
The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice serves as the focus for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching on restorative justice theory and practice, both within the justice sector and beyond.
The holder of the Chair, the Professor of Restorative Justice, provides academic and professional leadership to a team of researchers and practitioners, and facilitates collaborative engagement between public sector agencies and civil society organisations on restorative justice issues.
The Government has expressed support for increasing the reach and quality of restorative interventions, and the practitioner community is set to expand considerably in the coming years. The Chair in Restorative Justice will play a pivotal role in carrying this momentum forward in an academically credible and practice-focused way.