Following revelations that undercover police officers infiltrated hundreds of political and justice campaigns in the UK, the government launched an Undercover Policing Inquiry in 2015. Three years later, to cries of ‘no justice, no peace’, dozens of spying victims marched out of the latest Inquiry hearing, denouncing the process and calling for the resignation of presiding judge John Mitting.
This briefing by David Ellis and David Whyte is the second of two briefings the Centre has published on public attitudes to questionable conduct by the state, corporations and individuals.
Corrupt companies should face a corporate ‘death penalty’, corporate probation or public shaming, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies proposes today. The report – Redefining Criminality – by Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool, reveals that the public consider the crimes of the powerful to be as serious as, or worse than, everyday crimes such as handling stolen goods or joy riding.
Iraqi oil money fuelled 'endemic corruption' in the UK and the US, argues David Whyte
The publication of the Chilcott report has prompted fresh discussion on whether the war was legally justified and whether Tony Blair and other key figures could face prosecution for war crimes.
Writing in the British Journal of Criminology (BJC) in 2007, Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool focused on the aftermath of the war.
A letter by our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, was published in The Guardian newspaper last Thursday.
He was responding to an article by the columnist Aditya Chakrabortty, which argued that corruption was not the preserve of developing countries.
The British public hold strong views on the revolving door between business and government, David Ellis and David Whyte reveal
The Centre's latest briefing, on the revolving door between government and the private sector, is covered in this morning's i newspaper.
In this Briefing, Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte reveal the results of a survey that finds widespread public disquiet at collusive relationships between government and big business.