The Centre's director, Richard Garside, does not buy Police Federation claims that further budgets cuts will do irreparable damage to the police.
On 22 April the Centre's director, Richard Garside, spoke at an Open University Scotland event in Edinburgh: 'The coalition years and the Scottish dimension'.
Our director Richard Garside explains the apparent disparities in the latest crime data and what it all means.
In this speech to our 'Criminal justice since 2010' conference on 23 March, our Director, Richard Garside, explains why the United Kingdom's three criminal justice jurisdictions have pursued different approaches to criminal justice policy-making since 2010.
Change has swept the United Kingdom criminal justice systems over recent years. The election of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in May 2010 drew a line under the generous budgets of the New Labour period. Austerity and cuts became the new reality. Across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, different solutions to common criminal justice challenges emerged.
Last night the Centre's director, Richard Garside, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight on the issue of police bail. He argued that police should not blame cuts for the problems with bail. He said;
'The police remain a very well resourced public service. In the decade to 2010, police funding went up in real terms by 50%.'
Two weeks ago our Director, Richard Garside, wrote to Andrew Selous MP, the Minister for prisons, probation and rehabilitation, about the government's secure college proposal.
The Minister has now replied. His letter can be downloaded below.
In his letter Mr Selous:
Senior police officers have failed in their duty to uphold the rule of law in their reaction to the release of Harry Roberts, argues Richard Garside.
Following a letter published last week in the Daily Telegraph against the 'warehousing' of young people, we were one of a number of organisations invited to attend a meeting at the Ministry of Justice on 21 October 2014.
Richard Garside writes on the challenges involved in explaining criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom and asks for views and ideas.