Professor David Nutt

An evening with David Nutt

Our latest event - an evening with David Nutt - is on 30 October. The event is being held ten years to the day that Professor Nutt was fired from his role as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for standing for drugs policies grounded in science and evidence.

4 September 2019

Imran Khan speaks on police corruption, surveillance and racism

Leading lawyer and activist Imran Khan last night spoke about police corruption, surveillance and racism, as he gave the 23rd Eve Saville Memorial Lecture.

Imran started by talking about the unprovoked racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in a south London...

15 October 2014

Taking the Prison Service into the 21st Century

I am reminded that two weeks ago at a prison on the Isle of Wight, the Chairman of the Board of Visitors introduced me as the Director General who he believed would take the Prison Service into...

10 May 1999

Inequality: The obstacle between us

Although many people believe inequality is socially divisive and adds to the problems associated with relative deprivation, what inequality does or does not do to us has remained largely a matter...

1 July 2008

Has liberal criminology lost?

All serious thinking about crime touches on the nature of liberalism. Conversely, every single principle of liberalism carries implications for how we think about crime (Stan Cohen)...

4 July 2007

Crime, poverty and place

I have to start with a confession. I am a charlatan. I know a little about place, less about poverty, and very little about crime.