The Howard League for Penal Reform will relaunch their journal as the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice in 2016. Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology, has been announced as the editor of the journal.

The Howard League have released a statement about the relaunch in which Professor Loader said: "This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice into an influential international journal at the forefront of thinking about ideas and issues that impact on crime and justice globally.

"There is a sense that this is the time to reconsider how we approach crime and justice, not just in the UK but aorund the world, in the wake of austerity and diminishing justice budgets as well as the implications of the reduced rates of crime.

"This journal has the capacity to be at the forefront developing, rethinking and challenging the basis of future ideas."