Centre's director in the New York Times

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Centre's director, Richard Garside, was quoted in the New York Times last week.

The article explores the effects of austerity on policing in the UK, where police are increasingly being used to deal with the rising numbers of non-crime-related emergency calls in the context of fewer officers and sustained budget cuts since 2010. Additionally, social services have suffered from cuts at the same time. 

Richard is quoted on the use of police to make up for diminished health and social services:

If you’re putting your faith in the police to sort out these problems, you’re really firing a sort of pea shooter at something that’s a cannon-sized problem...