Criminal justice policy and the conference season

Party conference season is a strange time. Politicians who are usually met with venom and disdain are doted on by applauding zealots. So the conditions are not usually very conducive to hugely...

Matt Ford
15 October 2014

Ten years of criminal justice under Labour: an independent audit

Labour entered government in 1997 with the intention to be ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’. Since then, spending on the criminal justice system has substantially increased, and a comprehensive reform programme has been pursued, affecting all criminal justice agencies. But has it...