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
Comment

Is austerity an act of violence?

Identifying violence?

On 10 September the Centre held a roundtable discussion on the extent to which we can understand austerity policies as acts of violence against...

By 
Matt Ford
11 September 2014