News

Policing part 2: Undercover policing

This week's summer reading builds on last week's policing reading list, with articles, videos and research focusing on the undercover policing of political protest. 

14 August 2020
News

Policing part one: Our summer reading list

As part of our summer reading lists, this week we've collected our favourite articles on policing from the Centre's archives as well as more recent commentaries. 

7 August 2020
Comment

Is it surveillance we most have to fear?

Mass surveillance has been everybody’s idea of dystopia for a long time, at least since Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four.

By 
Mike Nellis
29 June 2020
News

Our Director in Probation Quarterly

Read Richard Garside on accidental liberalism and criminal justice trends

The latest edition of Probation Quarterly features a piece by our Director, Richard Garside, on criminal justice trends in retrospect and their signification of a flawed, accidental and incomplete liberalism. 

Tackling fluctuating police numbers, the dangerous condition of...

10 February 2020
Comment

Police bail without charge – leaving suspects in limbo

When the police arrest a person on suspicion that they have committed a criminal offence, they can detain the suspect in a police station whilst they carry out an investigation, including by questioning the suspect.

By 
Ed Cape
16 October 2019
News

Joint statement on police and private company use of facial recognition in the UK

Last week, Big Brother Watch issued a Joint statement on police and private company use of facial recognition surveillance in the UK. The document called for the immediate halt of both police and private company use of facial recognition surveillance.

The Centre is one of the signatories, alongisde other rights, race equality and technology organisations, technology academics and experts, barristers and MPs. 

Read the statement and full list of signatories...

23 September 2019
Project

Young adults and antisocial behaviour enforcement

Building on work we completed last year, we are carrying out a series of activities to further explore how antisocial behaviour (ASB) measures are being used to sanction young adults (18 to 25 year olds), particularly in areas where use of the measures is high.

ASB measures can be used by local authorities, the police, and housing providers to sanction particular behaviours in public and private spaces. Very little is known about ASB measures; how they are used, who is being sanctioned by them, or what the outcomes are of using this approach. There is no...