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Richard Garside

Richard is the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

He joined the Centre in 2003 and became the Director in 2006. Prior to joining the Centre, Richard worked in communications at Nacro, and, before that, at Survival International.

Between 2010 and 2020 Richard was 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 is currently the lead presenter on our two monthly webinar programmes: Last month in criminal justice and Lunch with...

He can be followed on Twitter @richardjgarside