Our publications about justice focus not only on the constitutional settlement in Wales but also legal jurisdiction, justice and imprisonment.
14 April 2020
Just as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is uprooting conventional practice in every area of life, it is presenting a challenge of unprecedented scale and complexity for prison staff and health officials in Wales. This short report presents the latest Welsh prison population data to clarify the current state of the prison estate in Wales, and the likely challenges resulting from this data to those working in this sector during this critical period.
25 September 2019
By means of a number of case studies, this report draws attention to the experiences of other jurisdictions that have introduced measures to reduce high levels of imprisonment.
7 August 2019
The latest factfile on sentencing and imprisonment in Wales, containing data for 2018.
27 May 2019
This report details the available data on the legal sector in Wales, to analyse its size, structure and interactions with the rest of the Welsh economy and beyond. The strength of the Welsh legal economy is also assessed in comparison with the other countries and regions of the UK.
6 May 2019
Dr Greg Davies and Dr Robert Jones submitted supplementary evidence on deprivation and imprisonment to the National Assembly inquiry into voting rights for prisoners.
28 March 2019
Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has presented the latest data on healthcare funding, deaths in prison, self-harm incidents and substance misuse to an inquiry in the National Assembly.
1 March 2019
This report represents the first systematic attempt by academics to explore the functioning of the policing and criminal justice system in post-devolution Wales. The report explains the emergence of a distinct set of arrangements in Wales which sees the UK and Welsh Government’s responsibilities overlap within the same policy space.
16 January 2019
This report shows that a higher proportion of Wales’ overall population was serving time in prison than England for every year since 2013.
10 September 2018
Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has presented new findings on drugs, alcohol and homelessness to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee.
1 August 2018
This report, which reveals the most detailed picture yet of the prison population in Wales, includes two previously unseen data sets.
1 September 2016
This report is the first output from a new line of research by the Wales Governance Centre on justice in Wales.