Comment
7 June 2013

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

Comment
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.

Comment
7 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.

Comment
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.

Comment
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.

Comment
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.

Comment
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.

Comment
10 January 2013

Richard Garside reviews the government's Transforming Rehabilitation proposals and poses five questions 'in the spirit of inquiry'.

Comment
3 December 2012

Richard Garside summarises the early developments in the coalition government's ambitious and controversial Universal Credit programme.

Comment
20 November 2012

Politicians' speeches can be disappointing affairs. Eye-catching initiatives are trailed in advance and major announcements promised. In delivery they can savour of anticlimax, offering little more than a predictable hodge-podge of re-announced policy and easy political posturing.

Comment
14 November 2012

For as long as I can remember there has been a debate about the declaration of criminal convictions to employers. The near 40 year old Rehabilitation of Offenders Act remains the key reference point for policy and practice in this area. Campaign groups have long argued that the Act needs a fundamental overhaul.

Speech
6 November 2012

A transcript of the 2012 Eve Saville lecture given by Professor Pat Carlen to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies on 6 November 2012.