Alan Johnson has enjoyed a less than glittering career as Home Secretary. His impulsive dismissal of David Nutt as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs cemented a reputation as a politician uninterested in research evidence.
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I’ve previously posted on the recent report on inequality by the government-sponsored National Equality Panel (NEP). The report reworks a graph on income inequality to give a more favourable impression of trends. A large portion of total income inequality is also left unexplained by the report. This is so-called ‘residual inequality’.
Richard Garside highlights a new way to tackling income inequality: muck around with the graph.
Richard Garside discusses homicide trends and the reasons behind the long-term rise and recent fall.
What to make of news that the UK might finally be emerging from recession. According to Office for National Statistics Gross domestic product grew by 0.1 percent in the final quarter of 2009.
It must have been a truly terrifying ordeal. For 90 minutes in Edlington in April 2009 two young boys aged nine and eleven were subjected to a sustained and horrific attack by two other boys of the same age. The attackers had done the same only a week earlier.
Richard Garside assesses trends in law and order spending. He argues that the United Kingdom's overreliance on criminal justice regulation is the result of a failure to address social distress and dysfunction in other, more inclusive, ways.
The shadow Home Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, gave a keynote speech to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies setting out the Conservative Party's thinking on criminal justice.
Richard Garside wrote an open letter to the Home Secretary Alan Johnson regarding his decision to dismiss Professor David Nutt as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
In this edited transcript of David Stuckler's introduction given at the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery in July 2009 as part of the What is crime? project, he discusses what the public health effects of the current recession might be