Matt Ford

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 numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.

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, Scotland and Northern Ireland, different solutions to common criminal justice challenges emerged.

Matt Ford

Matt is our Research Analyst. He joined the Centre in July 2014. Matt graduated from Bristol University with a First Class Honours degree in Social Policy.

Matt works across a number of projects including UK Justice Policy Review and Justice Matters. You can contact Matt at


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