Comment

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


Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Richard Garside assesses recent proposals to rebuilding the prison estate in England and Wales and proposes a rather more radical, abolitionist, alternative

Monday, 24 June, 2013

Rebecca Roberts considers the impact and opportunities of a shrinking criminal justice system.

Monday, 17 June, 2013

Richard Garside explains the thinking behind the Centre's three year strategic initiative on the social harms of criminal justice.

Friday, 07 June, 2013

Dr Jörg Wiegratz of the University of Leeds writes on why we risk becoming complacent about corruption.

Monday, 13 May, 2013

David Beetham, Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds, and speaker at the recent 'How Corrupt is Britain?' conference, offers some ideas on how corruption might be defined.

Tuesday, 07 May, 2013

Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail of the Northern Police Monitoring Project explain how individuals, groups and communities can collectively challenge corrupt policing practices and monitor instances of police violence and harassment.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013

Dr David Whyte, of the University of Liverpool, says we need to challenge abuses of power in politics, the police and corporate sector.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013

Richard Garside finds reasons to be cheerful with recent trends showing that fewer young people are being arrested and going to prison.

Monday, 28 January, 2013

Richard Garside examines the Crime Survey for England and Wales. He argues that to make sense of recent trends it is important to look at individual crime types rather than just the overall figure.

Friday, 25 January, 2013

Richard Garside looks at recent trends in police recorded crime and argues that talk of 'overall crime' is best left to crime involving overalls.

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