Book coverOn 2nd November the Centre for Criminology held a seminar to launch Where next for Criminal Justice? by David Faulkner and Ros Burnett, who are both long-standing members and currently Research Associates of the Centre. The book offers a principled framework for the development of policy, legislation and practice, and argues with examples for an approach which acknowledges the limits of what criminal justice can achieve, and promotes procedural justice, legitimacy, prevention, restoration and desistance from crime. The seminar attracted a large audience of academics, students and criminal justice practitioners. At the seminar both authors spoke briefly about the themes of the book, followed by Professor Andrew Ashworth and Dame Anne Owers who provided responses to the arguments that it raises. There followed a lively discussion, which continued into the drinks reception.