News

Joint letter in The Observer to David Gauke

The Centre's director, Richard Garside, is co-signatory of a letter to Minister of Justice David Gauke. 

The letter, mentioned in the weekend's Observer, expresses concern over the decision to re-let Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts. ...

14 January 2019
Comment

The expanded role of the executive in criminal justice

The Irish Constitution divides state government into three powers: the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.  All three branches are involved in dealing with the punishment of

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By 
Sharon Walker
12 July 2017
Publication

The use and impact of the Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order

This is the first in a series of reports as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Community Sentences project. The project was initially established to investigate and monitor the new Community Order introduced in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 by providing good quality, objective...
By 
George Mair, Noel Cross and Stuart Taylor
6 March 2007
Publication

Probation Resources, Staffing and Workloads 2001-2008 Revised edition

Our revised version of the report issued in 2008 clarifies the budgetary and staffing crisis that has been confronting the Probation Service. It was commissioned by Napo, the trade union and professional association for family court and probation staff. Based on interviews with probation staff,...