Criminal justice harsher and more punitive than ever

Alarming reading in The Daily Telegraph this morning, at least for those who want to see more people sent to prison and for longer.

I am not one of those people. I am in favour of...

8 January 2014

Thinking about prisons and political economy

Between the mid 1950s and the mid 1970s the number of prisoners in England and Wales doubled, from 20,000 to 40,000 inmates. A further 20,000 inmates had been added to the prison population by the...

19 March 2010

Crime and victimisation: The big picture

Victims are heralded as valuable players in the arena of criminal justice, with more rights, a greater 'voice', and improved support services. The government aims to rebalance the criminal justice...