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
Comment

The New Labour crime policies of Cameron and Corbyn

One of the guilty secrets of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is its policies on policing. A party led by a consistent critic of the Blair/Brown New Labour period is championing an approach to...

By 
Richard Garside
28 February 2016
Comment

Digging into the data on crime and punishment

This is the first of four pieces we are publishing, the product of a partnership with the University of Birmingham, discussing correlations between police recorded crime, criminal justice activity...

By 
Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
15 January 2016
Comment

Grappling with vomiting binge drinkers

The reaction to the impending prospect of ‘cuts’ in police numbers in the run-up to the recent Comprehensive Spending Review was as obfuscating as it was revealing, for one simple reason: while...

By 
Professor Tim Hope
18 December 2015