There is a malaise at the heart of the criminal justice system, Richard Garside writes. It's harsher, more punitive and more dehumanising than ever.
Sarah's law, which allows parents or guardians to approach the police for information about individuals they suspect are paedophiles, is a tokenistic response to a real and deep problem of child sexual exploitation, Richard Garside argues
Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a shameful and appalling waste of money.
In this summary piece based on her 2012 Eve Saville Lecture, Professor Pat Carlen argues that rehabilitation programmes have tended to be reserved for poorer lawbreakers. White collar and corporate lawbreakers, by contrast, tend not to be subject to the same level of prosecution or supervision.
Helen Mills casts a critical eye over the latest proposals from the Ministry of Justice to reorganise the young adult and women's prison estate.
Professor Ed Cape is doubtful about the coalition government's commitment to important European Union protections intended to promote fair trials and the rights of suspects.
The Independent Police Commission proposals to replace Police and Crime Commissioners with greater local authority oversight deserves support, Richard Garside argues.
Rebecca Roberts highlights the parallels between criminal justice harm and violence against women.