The latest post on the Oxford University Press blog examines the link between online hate speech and hate crime as it happens in the real world.
Researcher and blog post author, Professor Matthew Williams, has been conducting research in this area. His findings suggest that anti-Black and anti-Muslim hate speech online is linked to heightened racial and religious violence and harassment.
The post is a summary of an article by...
We're pleased to announce that Professor Alex Stevens from the University of Kent will be speaking at our event with Professor David Nutt, which we are co-organising with Drug Science.
He will join us on 30 October to say a few words in light of his recent resignation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He resigned from the ACMD over...
Youth resettlement – final report into work in the community, the latest report from HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, has prompted calls for more support for young people released from custody. Our Director, Richard Garside is amongst those calling for the state to address it failures.
Our Director, Richard Garside has been quoted in a Times article, 'More prison time for rapists and killers', on plans to toughen sentences for serious offenders. The plans, to be proposed at the Tory conference, will see an increase of 3,000 in prisons in England and Wales over the next decade.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland will propose to end the current automatic early release half-way through a sentence, so those convicted of serious violence and sexual offences will, in future serve, two-thirds of their sentence.
Richard was asked to comment, saying:
Our Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in the Mirror on Saturday in an article about the costs of prisons, and in particular, Young Offender Institutions.
Richard offered an alternative to the costly option of imprisoning young people, advising that:
We should be investing in programmes to help young people stay out of trouble and reach their potential.
The article can be read...
Our work has been cited in the latest report from the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes research programme at the London School of Economics.
The report, Physical safety and Security: Policies, spending and outcomes 2015-20 by Kerris Cooper and Nicola Lacey, evaluates social policies in relation to the criminal justice system from 2015 and cites...
Last week, Big Brother Watch issued a Joint statement on police and private company use of facial recognition surveillance in the UK. The document called for the immediate halt of both police and private company use of facial recognition surveillance.
The Centre is one of the signatories, alongisde other rights, race equality and technology organisations, technology academics and experts, barristers and MPs.
Read the statement and full list of signatories...