Mapping the UK's prison-industrial complex

For the next year, I am going to be mapping and investigating the nexus of private, state and voluntary sector interests involved in maintaining and running the criminal justice system in the UK...

20 December 2017

Public want ban on revolving door appointments

The British public wants a ban on ‘revolving door’ appointments, where former ministers and civil servants join private companies they have worked closely with while in government. The findings come in a new briefing published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The...

3 May 2016

Redefining corruption

In this briefing, Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte reveal the results of a survey that finds widespread public disquiet at collusive relationships between government and big business.
3 May 2016

Cameron's reforms: Asset stripping and privatisation?

The Centre's Deputy Director, Will McMahon, and Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, have warned that David Cameron's recent speech on prison reform signals a move towards the expansion and privatisation of criminal justice, rather than a serious attempt to address the problems in the...

22 February 2016

Exporting criminal justice around the world

Plans for the UK to build a £25 million prison in Jamaica with the capacity to hold 1,500 people were announced by David Cameron today at the start of his visit to the Caribbean island, the BBC reports. The prison will hold Jamaican nationals...

30 September 2015

Outsourcing immigration detention

Last week the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in an article in the Financial Times about private companies running immigration detention centres. 

He said, 'if the state is going to detain someone, it should be under the auspices of...

18 August 2015