Richard Garside

Richard is the director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology and senior visiting research fellow at The Open University.

He came to the Centre in 2003 to set up the 'Crime and Society Foundation' project, becoming the Centre's director in 2006. Prior to joining the Centre Richard worked for Nacro, the crime reduction charity as head of communications.

Richard is the author of numerous pamphlets and articles and is in demand as a conference speaker. He also appears regularly in national print and broadcast media as a commentator on crime, criminal justice and social harm.

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Articles by Richard


The great criminal justice contracts monopoly (17 March, 2014
Resist government's obsession with men in uniform
(30 January, 2014)
The coming probation privatisation disaster
(22 January, 2014)
Criminal justice harsher and more punitive than ever
(8 January, 2014)


Working to the contract (November 19, 2013)
The great probation sell-off (September 19, 2013)
Recession, suicide and violence (September 18, 2013)
Don't have nightmares (July 17, 2013)
A very disturbing place (July 10, 2013)
Making an impact (June 17, 2013)
Making sense of crime trends (January 25, 2013)


Let them scrub floors (May 2, 2012)


Prisoners are people too (February 10, 2011)
Drivers: 0. Cyclists: 61 (January 21, 2011)
Rearranging the deckchairs (January 14, 2011)
Does crime exist? (January 5, 2011)


The cost of crime (June 5, 2010)
Incarceration nation (May 21, 2010)
Do more police cuts crime? (February 27, 2010)
For my next trick, part two (February 15, 2010)
What is residual inequality? (February 6, 2010)
For my next trick... (February 1, 2010)
Homicidal thoughts (January 28, 2010)
On average I'm comfortable (January 26, 2010)
Lessons of Edlington (January 25, 2010)
Crime and social justice (June 23, 2006)
Not for the Faint-Hearted (October 24, 2005)
Wrong question. Wrong answer (October 10, 2005)