Becky Clarke critiques the use of simplistic measures to define success in criminal justice.
payment by results
In a further sign that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is clearing the decks ahead of the planned probation privatisation, it has announced that Serco's Community Payback contract in London will stop by the end of this year.
The announcement was smuggled into a footnote in an MoJ press release issued today. The MoJ also announced that no new participants will enter the payment by results pilot scheme at Doncaster prison after the end of 2014.
The government's plans for probation privatisation are likely to founder on the rocks of implementation, Richard Garside argues.
Richard Garside discusses Prison Minister Crispin Blunt's latest speech on the rehabilitation revolution and asks whether results really are the only thing that matter.
The report evaluates the criminal justice record of the Conservative-led coalition since it was formed after the May 2010 election. It examines its overall promises and performance, and focuses on some key topics of penal policy, assessing the heralded 'rehabilitation revolution', marketisation and drug control.