On Monday 23 March 2015 we launched The coalition years, our review of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom since 2010. The report highlights profound differences in approaches to policing, prisons and community supervision across the United Kingdom.
The report was launched at our conference, 'Criminal justice since 2010', chaired by BBC News' Home Editor, Mark Easton. The speeches by Kenny MacAskill, David Ford and Elfyn Llwyd set out very clearly the diverse criminal justice challenges facing the three UK jurisdictions, and the different approaches that have been adopted.
We will be publishing all three speeches in the June issue of Criminal Justice Matters, as well as on our website.
In the meantime...
- The Northern Ireland Department of Justice is carrying a piece about David Ford's speech.
- Kenny MacAskill has written a piece for our website on why the Scottish government stopped prison privatisation.
- If you want to read Richard Garside's speech from the conference, it's up on our website here.
- Electronic versions of the executive summary and full version of The coalition years are available to download.
Drop us a line if you would like to invite Richard or another member of our team to speak about The coalition years.
In June 2015 we will be publishing the next edition of our annual UK Justice Policy Review reports, tracking year-on-year criminal justice and social welfare developments across the UK.