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Investigating alternatives to custody across Europe

This month sees the Centre starting work on a new project comparing alternatives to incarceration across eight European countries.

The European Observatory on Alternatives to Incarceration, a two year project funded by the European Union, will draw on the expertise of...

4 July 2014
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Wrong question. Wrong answer

Criminology is in essence interested in five questions: what is crime? How much of it is there? Who commits it? Why do they commit it? How should society respond? Within that, the question of the...

By 
Richard Garside
10 October 2005
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Downsizing prison

Last week I wrote that a coherent plan of action to control and reduce the prison population in the UK was desperately needed to arrest the alarming...

By 
Richard Garside
16 May 2012
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Nine prisoners a day

I’ve been tracking the UK prison population since the beginning of the year to get a sense of some of the underlying trends.

My interest here is the UK prison population, not...

By 
Richard Garside
9 May 2012