Publication

Islington: A local needs analysis

In this report Matt Ford presents data on a range of issues facing people in the London borough of Islington to inform the community plan for the closed Holloway prison site.
By 
Matt Ford
26 April 2017
News

Criminal justice faces perfect storm of cuts and overstretch

Criminal justice agencies across the UK face a perfect storm of growing demand and shrinking budgets by the time of the next General Election, according to new analysis by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

A rising prison population – set to top 100,000 by 2020 – and inadequate...

21 March 2016
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 5

The fifth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the...
By 
Richard Garside and Matt Ford
21 March 2016
Publication

Quantifying the ethnic penalty

It's common to hear people talk about how we now live in a ‘post-racial’ society, where merit and effort determine the extent to which people are able to meet their basic needs and achieve their potential. Indeed, this argument is often invoked to counter proponents of positive discrimination. Here...
By 
Matt Ford
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 4

The fourth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the...
By 
Richard Garside and Matt Ford
29 June 2015
Publication

The coalition years: Criminal justice in the United Kingdom

Change has swept the United Kingdom criminal justice systems over recent years. The election of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in May 2010 drew a line under the generous budgets of the New Labour period. Austerity and cuts became the new reality. Across England and Wales,...
By 
Richard Garside with Matt Ford
23 March 2015
Comment

Employment and the 'ethnic penalty'

In my last blog I wrote about how people from black and minority ethnic groups are let down by further and higher education. Here I describe how racial discimination in the labour market is...

By 
Matt Ford
2 October 2014
Comment

Post-16 education and the 'ethnic penalty'

Last time I talked about how we have seen significant improvements in outcomes in primary and secondary education for pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds. However, I also showed how black...

By 
Matt Ford
30 September 2014
Comment

Poverty and the 'ethnic penalty'

Why is poverty important? Because regardless of political orientation, or how one thinks about poverty, it is usually perceived as a problem per se.

This is because the abundance...

By 
Matt Ford
18 September 2014