Analysis and comment on current developments by the Centre's staff, supporters and associates


Richard Garside points out the myth of road sharing when it comes to motorists and cyclists.


Richard Garside welcomes the closure of some old prisons. But with more then 200,000 people locked up against their will in prison, immigration detention or police custody every year, there is still much to do.


Richard Garside argues that defining what crime is and is not is rather more complex than at first appears.


Lee Bridges, Emeritus Professor of the University of Warwick School of Law, responds to Louise Casey's recent paper 'Ending the justice waiting game: a plea for common sense'.


Giving prisoners the vote is right, argues Richard Garside. But it far from the most pressing challenging affecting the prison system.


Contrary to complaints from some high profile figures, the police have done well out of the spending review, Richard Garside argues.


Crispin Blunt's spot of bother with Downing Street for suggesting that prisoners need hope tells us a lot about the current debate on prison reform, argues Richard Garside


Richard Garside argues that it is the way we organise society, not the levels of crime, that is the strongest influence on our prison numbers.


Richard Garside wrote the following article for a New Statesman special policy report on crime. The full report can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


Don't expect the austerity agenda to deliver a smaller criminal justice system or penal moderation any time soon, argues Richard Garside