News

Our Director in Probation Quarterly

Read Richard Garside on accidental liberalism and criminal justice trends

The latest edition of Probation Quarterly features a piece by our Director, Richard Garside, on criminal justice trends in retrospect and their signification of a flawed, accidental and incomplete liberalism. 

Tackling fluctuating police numbers, the dangerous condition of...

10 February 2020
News

Does more stop and search mean less crime?

Yesterday we held a really interesting roundtable on the effectiveness of stop and search on crime levels.

The event was part of our UK Justice Policy Review programme which provides analysis of criminal justice policy developments through a series of briefings, annual reviews and events. 

Professor Ben Bradford (University College London), Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing) and Matteo...

13 September 2018
Publication

The economy and crime: Briefing note

The paper argues that the association between unemployment and property crime – which was strong in the 1970s and 1980s – weakened after 1995 and became non-existent by 2005. The relationship between unemployment and property crime rates became stronger during the 1970s and 1980s, peaking around...
By 
Professor Will Jennings
18 September 2015
Comment

Crime is down. Crime is up. What's going on?

Crime in England and Wales fell by seven per cent in the 12 months to December 2014. Or rather, crime in England and Wales rose by two per cent in the 12 months to December 2014.

The...

By 
Richard Garside
24 April 2015
Publication

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.