This section provides links to relevant websites and reports which may be of interest to policymakers.
International Centre for Prison Studies
International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
Irish Penal Reform Trust
Penal Reform International
Includes a 'toolbox' of resources to help policy-makers to implement the Bangkok Rules
Prison Reform Trust
Prison Research Centre
Prison Service Journal (Centre for Crime and Justice Studies)
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)
Women in the criminal justice system: key external resources - selection of recommended international resources on women prisoners and offenders
ICPS International Prison Population Lists
Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Data
Scottish Government Prison Population Statistics
Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Prison Population Statistics
Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Prison Survey 2013 Female Offenders
ESRC-funded University of Strathclyde study (Barry et al) entitled 'Regulating Justice: The dynamics of compliance and breach in criminal justice social work in Scotland' which is due to complete May 2015
See also Centre for Law Crime and Justice - Research into the Dynamics of Compliance within a Criminal Justice Context. http://www.strath.ac.uk/clcj/events/
Deady, C. (2014) Incarceration and Recidivism: Lessons from abroad.
Interesting paper on recidivism (from an American perspective) - not women specific but discusses the Nordic approach and why recidivism is so low there.
NOMS (2013) UK Female Prison Estate Review (2013)
Prisons of the Future Project
European project which will be searching and researching alternatives to regular imprisonment and advise on innovative solutions for future implementation (2014-2016)
British Academy (2014) A Presumption Against Imprisonment: Social Order and Social Values
The study explores the reasons behind the high prison population in the UK, as well as offering contributions to the ongoing debate about why and how we should try to reduce both the number of people we imprison, and the length of time for which many are imprisoned.
PRI (2014) The use and practice of imprisonment: current trends and future challenges.
Women in Prison (2012) Report on the Roundtable on Small Custodial Units, 15th May 2012
How to access background or source data
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