The Black Lives Matter movement has called attention, yet again, to police racism: to understand why it has become a persistent sore we need to examine how routine practices have a discriminatory effect.
Mass surveillance has been everybody’s idea of dystopia for a long time, at least since Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four.
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...
This week Katrina Ffrench, CEO of StopWatch, joins us to talk about stop and search.
This week Matt discusses police numbers with our Director, Richard Garside.
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.
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...
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.
Our research on stop and search has been cited in a parliamentary debate on serious violence as to the limited effectiveness of stop and search on crime reduction.
Richard Garside, the Centre's Director, appeared on the Today show yesterday to respond to the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton's comments on core policing activities, misogyny and violent crime.
Commenting on the issue, Richard said that:
The police remain a very generously funded public service but nonetheless as austerity has bitten and a number of public services have had cutbacks, it seems very likely, and indeed there is certainly some evidence to suggest...
Yesterday we held a really interesting roundtable on the effectiveness of stop and search on crime levels.
The event was part of our UK Justice Policy Review programme which provides analysis of criminal justice policy developments through a series of briefings, annual reviews and events.
Professor Ben Bradford (University College London), Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing) and Matteo...