Comment

Racial bias and the problem of policing

A Prime Minister keen to show a commitment to tackling racism in the criminal justice system, while minimising the risk of having to deal with politically toxic findings, might well set up a...

By 
Richard Garside
22 September 2017
News

Comment on police officer numbers

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies today welcomed news that police officer numbers in England and Wales were at their lowest level since 1985.

The news came in the latest police...

20 July 2017
Publication

Assessing the General Election manifestos

This UK Justice Policy Review Focus scrutinises some key manifesto pledges in the area on the police, prisons and drugs policy
By 
Richard Garside
26 May 2017
Comment

Cuts have consequences

Police numbers and funding have emerged as a general election issue this week thanks largely to a clumsy and muddled radio interview from shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott. Yesterday, Labour...

By 
Will McMahon
3 May 2017
News

Comment on Justice and Home Secretary appointments

Commenting on the appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary our Director, Richard Garside, said:

Liz Truss' predecessor, Michael Gove, seems destined to go down as the great prison reformer whose career was ended before he had time to disappoint prison reformers.

...
14 July 2016
News

Videos of police spying conference now available

Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April 2016, the Centre's co-sponsored conference 'Subversion, sabotage, and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK' took place.

Video footage from the entire conference can now be viewed ...

19 May 2016
Comment

Death at the hands of the law

Earlier this month The Times ran a series of pieces about the mounting pressures on the police.

At the serious end, the police faced a...

By 
Richard Garside
31 March 2016