Letter to party leaders urging reasoned public debate

Our Director, Richard Garside, is a signatory in a letter to party leaders across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland calling for constructive discussion, debate and policies around criminal justice issues in the lead up to the general election. 

The signatories request that...

11 November 2019

Using solutions that work to tackle the prison crisis

Once the envy of the world, UK crime and punishment policies have lost all semblance of what is smart or humane to do about crime. As always, the bureaucracy and its chorus line want to hire more...

Irvin Waller
22 February 2018

Right for the wrong reasons: Making sense of criminal justice failure

The government's drive to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is failing to address some of the most serious offences, so ignoring the suffering of many thousands of victims, a report from the Crime and Society Foundation today claims. The report, entitled Right for the wrong...
Richard Garside
9 July 2006

Does criminal justice work? The 'Right for the wrong reasons' debate

With a keynote essay by Richard Garside on the limited role the criminal justice system can play in promoting a safer society, this collection of essays includes contributions from Nick Clegg MP and Edward Garnier MP.