24th June 2021

Based on Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis, by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the urgent need for a wholesale reappraisal of what a properly funded system of legal support looks like, and about how much of a crucial role geography plays in whether and how people experience access to justice. 

The book covers the topic of access to justice and what its absence entails for our justice system and also demonstrates how The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) reforms were actually negative and destructive to the system as opposed to having the positive impact it was intended to have.

Download the PDF here.

Police–Community Relations in Times of Crisis coverJustice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman is available on the Bristol University Press website. Order here for £15.99.

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