What future for electronic monitoring?

Last week we held a symposium on the future of electronic monitoring of those under a criminal justice sanction in England and Wales.

The symposium heard from Dr Hannah Graham, from the University of Stirling and Professor Mike Nellis, from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Graham spoke about the Scottish experience of electronic monitoring, as well as international evidence on impact and effectiveness. Professor Nellis...

25 January 2018

The great criminal justice contracts monopoly

'Government spends £187 billion on goods and services with third parties each year, around half of which is estimated to be on contracted out services'. So claims a report by the...

17 March 2014

Telling right from wrong

The appearance of four senior executives from Atos, Capita, G4S and Serco before the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee got off to a slow start yesterday. It soon warmed up.

G4S Chief Executive Ashley Almanza made the startling observation that the company had failed to 'tell...