Richard is the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
He joined the Centre in 2003 to set up the 'Crime and Society Foundation' project, which explored the role and limitations of criminalisation and punishment as responses to crime. Richard became the Centre's Director in 2006. Prior to joining the Centre, Richard worked in communications at Nacro, and, before that, at Survival International.
Richard is the lead author of the Centre's keynote annual publication: UK Justice Policy Review. He has also written a range of other pamphlets and articles and is in demand as a conference speaker. He appears regularly in national print and broadcast media as a commentator on crime and criminal justice.
He can be followed on Twitter @richardjgarside