Sadiq edited the Fabian Pamphlet “Punishment and Reform” earlier this year along with the following contributors; Lord Victor Adebowale, Baroness Jean Corston, Shauneen Lambe, Paul McDowell, Kevin McGrath, Barry Mizen, Dame Helen Reeves, Prof Rob Reiner, Prof Julian V Roberts, Matthew Ryder QC, Lord Norman Warner and Phil Wheatley.
In the pioneering pamphlet Sadiq brings together a group of experts from across the criminal justice field to investigate reform. Inspired by some of the most respected figures in the area, their essays provide creative suggestions about how to get the balance right between deterrent, punishment and rehabilitation, and how to create a criminal justice system that lowers crime and protects communities whilst breaking the cycle of re-offending.
The authors explore what changes could be made to support victims and ensure justice is served more effectively in our country.
The publication was generously supported by Barrow Cadbury.
The Jenny Jeger Award was established in 2000 in commemoration of Jenny Jeger, a life-long Fabian member, who was Chair of the Fabian Society in 1984.
The award included a prize of £300 which will be donated to the Jimmy Mizen Foundation. The Jimmy Mizen Foundation was set up as a positive way of remembering the life of Jimmy Mizen, who was tragically murdered in May 2008. Their mission is to make young people safer; by promoting participation within the community, increasing young people’s awareness of the potential outcomes of actions and supporting their development into independent and responsible individuals.
Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Justice Secretary, said:
“I am very proud that the piece I edited has been chosen to win the Jenny Jeger Award. The issue of being tough on crime and the causes of crime is very important and the essays in this pamphlet are extremely interesting and thought provoking.
“I would like to congratulate all the contributors who have done a fantastic job.
“I am really pleased that the money will go to the Jimmy Mizen Foundation who play an important role in providing support for young people”.