Comment
6 February 2010

I’ve previously posted on the recent report on inequality by the government-sponsored National Equality Panel (NEP). The report reworks a graph on income inequality to give a more favourable impression of trends. A large portion of total income inequality is also left unexplained by the report. This is so-called ‘residual inequality’.

Comment
1 February 2010
Richard Garside highlights a new way to tackling income inequality: muck around with the graph.
Comment
28 January 2010

Richard Garside discusses homicide trends and the reasons behind the long-term rise and recent fall.

Comment
26 January 2010

What to make of news that the UK might finally be emerging from recession. According to Office for National Statistics Gross domestic product grew by 0.1 percent in the final quarter of 2009.

Comment
25 January 2010

It must have been a truly terrifying ordeal. For 90 minutes in Edlington in April 2009 two young boys aged nine and eleven were subjected to a sustained and horrific attack by two other boys of the same age. The attackers had done the same only a week earlier.

Comment
22 January 2010

Richard Garside assesses trends in law and order spending. He argues that the United Kingdom's overreliance on criminal justice regulation is the result of a failure to address social distress and dysfunction in other, more inclusive, ways.

Speech
17 November 2009

The shadow Home Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, gave a keynote speech to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies setting out the Conservative Party's thinking on criminal justice.

Comment
2 November 2009

Richard Garside wrote an open letter to the Home Secretary Alan Johnson regarding his decision to dismiss Professor David Nutt as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Speech
11 July 2009
In this edited transcript of David Stuckler's introduction given at the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery in July 2009 as part of the What is crime? project, he discusses what the public health effects of the current recession might be
Comment
6 June 2009

Richard Garside wrote a piece for Community Care magazine arguing that recent government reforms are making it much more difficult for voluntary and community organisations to remain true to their values and retain their independence.

Speech
1 July 2008
At the 2008 Eve Saville Lecture, Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology a University of Nottingham Medical School. talked about the new evidence shows that inequality is much the most important explanation of why, despite their extraordinary material success, some of the most affluent societies seem to be social failures.
Speech
20 May 2008
Barbara Wilding, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, gave the final lecture in the 2007/2008 New Developments in Criminal Justice lecture seminar series.