This review of David Garland's book on capital punishment - 'Peculiar Institution' - first appeared in issue 52(1) of the British Journal of Criminology.
Crumbs of comfort in today’s new guidelines on burglary from the Sentencing Council. The age of those convicted, or their ‘lack of maturity’, is listed as a mitigating factor when it comes to sentencing.
At the anniversary party for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, at the IET London overlooking the Thames, Richard Garside gave a speech to the gathered audience to celebrate the Centre's past 80 years.
Recessions cause harm in a number of ways, argues Richard Garside. It may be too early to tell whether the current recession will result in higher levels of crime in general, or violence in particular.
Richard Garside wonders why so many people find it so difficult to see beyond the label when it comes to prisoners and those subject to criminal justice capture
Richard Garside points out the myth of road sharing when it comes to motorists and cyclists.
Richard Garside welcomes the closure of some old prisons. But with more then 200,000 people locked up against their will in prison, immigration detention or police custody every year, there is still much to do.
Richard Garside argues that defining what crime is and is not is rather more complex than at first appears.
The write up of the speech given by Richard Garside on December 9, 2010 at a Barrow Cadbury Trust hosted roundtable on criminal justice innovation. Richard was debating with Aubrey Fox of the New York Center for Court Innovation.
Lee Bridges, Emeritus Professor of the University of Warwick School of Law, responds to Louise Casey's recent paper 'Ending the justice waiting game: a plea for common sense'.
Giving prisoners the vote is right, argues Richard Garside. But it far from the most pressing challenging affecting the prison system.