Comment

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


04/11/10

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

20/10/10

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

23/07/10

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

15/07/10

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.

05/06/10

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.

21/05/10

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

13/04/10

Richard Garside summarises the Centre's recently published pamphlet on young adults: From criminal justice to social justice.

19/03/10

Richard Garside reviews 'Punishing the Poor' by Loic Wacquant.

09/03/10

Richard Littlejohn, scourge of liberals and lefties everywhere, wrote a surprisingly thoughtful piece on Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, the killers of Jamie Bulger. Richard Garside reproduces it in this post.

27/02/10

Richard Garside highlights a Strategy Unit report claiming that the crime fall is mostly down to economic, not criminal justice, factors

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