Professor Tim Hope argues that the most surprising thing about recent revelations that the police fiddle crime figures is that it should have come as any surprise at all.
Jordan Beaumont, an intern at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, argues that we should replace talk of the 'criminal justice system' with the 'criminal industrial complex' as a more accurate representation of reality.
The investigations into the actions of Jimmy Savile have prompted anxious reflections about the protection of children in institutions, the Centre's Research Director Dr Roger Grimshaw writes. Beyond individual inquiries, what is needed is an all-embracing policy initiative, based on a government commitment to enduring and comprehensive solutions.
Former probation officer Mike Guilfoyle draws on the example of one of his former clients to discuss the role of courts in the regular review of community sentences as they unfold.
Our Deputy Director Will McMahon spoke about the Justice Matters initiative at our partners event on March 24. This is the text of what he said.
Chris Stanley calls for the abolition of the youth courts raising of the age of criminal responsibility and the setting up of a welfare based approach similar to that which exists in most of Europe.
'Government spends £187 billion on goods and services with third parties each year, around half of which is estimated to be on contracted out services'. So claims a report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), published last week, on the contracting out of public services to the private sector.
Tracey McMahon calls for the abolition of community payback and short prison sentences for summary offences.
Mark Blake, Project Development Officer at the Black Training and Enterprise Group, argues that black and minority ethnic young people need to join the police to change its culture from within.