Adam Smith Institute

The House Magazine reviews probation plans

Our Director Richard Garside has written for a House Magazine policy review of the government's plans to privatise probation and introduce 'payment by results' (PbR).

Richard writes:

'Whether PbR will work in the terms the Government expects is impossible to tell. In his evidence to the Justice Committee, Chris Grayling said that PbR was “so obviously the right thing to do”. Sincere belief is not, however, a good substitute for evidence.'

Has liberal criminology lost?

In his Eve Saville lecture Ian Loader argues that criminology can act as a liberal restraint over short-termist policies and should be used to sustain 'a crime politics that can secure the security of citizens without undermining the values and institutions of liberal democracy'. A full, referenced version of the speech is also available for download.

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