Comment

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


Tuesday, 27 June, 2006

The 17th Eve Saville Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Danny Dorling from the University of Sheffield. The title of his lecture is 'Crime, poverty and place'.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

This is a reconstruction from notes of a seminar lecture by Ken Macdonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions looking at the future development of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Saturday, 01 April, 2006

This is an edited version of an article by Will McMahon that was published in Safer Society, No. 28, Spring 2006. In it Will argues that the 'antisocial behaviour' agenda will fail to heal the social wounds caused by three decades of growing poverty and inequality.

Thursday, 02 March, 2006

This is a copy of a speech presented by Richard Garside during a debate at an event organised by Cambridge University Student's Union on Thursday 2 March 2006.

Thursday, 23 February, 2006

This is an article by Richard Garside first published in the book, Social Justice: Criminal Justice (2006), by The Smith Institute.

Thursday, 15 December, 2005

Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, spoke following the Centre’s AGM in December 2005 on ‘The State of Prisons in England and Wales’.

Monday, 24 October, 2005

Richard Garside is surprised to read about John Stevens' psychic powers in the former Met Commissioner's autobiography.

Monday, 10 October, 2005

Richard Garside reviewed David G. Green, Emma Grove and Nadia A. Martin, Crime and Civil Society: Can we become a more law-abiding people? (London: Civitas, February 2005) and Michael Jacobson, Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration (New York and London: New York University Press, January 2005) for Prison Service Journal, October 2005, Issue 161.

Monday, 01 August, 2005

This article was published as the Editorial of Criminal Justice Matters, No.60 Summer 2005

Sunday, 12 June, 2005

There has been longstanding support for attempts made to divert individuals, particularly young people, from the courts and criminal justice system. These attempts have often been based on the understanding that the criminal justice system criminalises and often harms those drawn into it and for some people Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) are a recent example of this.

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