Comment
4 February 2014

Professor Ed Cape asks whether the Metropolitan Police's collaboration with Virgin Media in a private prosecution risks blurring the boundaries between private companies and public bodies.

Comment
30 January 2014

Richard Garside discusses his recent appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee. He argues that the United Kingdom’s over-reliance on policing, prosecution and punishment is socially harmful and economically wasteful. There are more just and effective ways to make us safer.

Comment
27 January 2014

Rebecca Roberts and Helen Mills ask what downsizing criminal justice could mean for women.

Comment
22 January 2014

The government's plans for probation privatisation are likely to founder on the rocks of implementation, Richard Garside argues.

Comment
20 January 2014
Dr Nic Groombridge argues that there is nothing new in current concerns about the accuracy of crime statistics. Crime is infinite, he writes. If you run short of it you can redefine the formerly lawful to be illegal. And, if you are overwhelmed by crime, you can legalise the formerly illegal.
Comment
8 January 2014

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.

Comment
23 December 2013

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

Comment
20 December 2013

Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a shameful and appalling waste of money.

Comment
19 December 2013

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.

Comment
12 December 2013
Richard Garside explains how people can get involved in the Justice Matters partners event in March next year.
Comment
11 December 2013

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.

Comment
9 December 2013

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.