There is a malaise at the heart of the criminal justice system, Richard Garside writes. It's harsher, more punitive and more dehumanising than ever.
Richard Garside argues that it is too early to tell whether the economic depression in the UK will result in higher levels of violence. But the early signs on domestic and acquaintance violence don't look good.
This is a copy of a speech presented by Richard Garside during a debate at an event organised by Cambridge University Student's Union on Thursday 2 March 2006.
Richard Garside examines the Crime Survey for England and Wales. He argues that to make sense of recent trends it is important to look at individual crime types rather than just the overall figure.
This is the transcript of a paper presented by Richard Garside to a Crime and Society Foundation roundtable discussion on 7 June 2005
Richard Garside reviewed David G. Green, Emma Grove and Nadia A. Martin, Crime and Civil Society: Can we become a more law-abiding people? (London: Civitas, February 2005) and Michael Jacobson, Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration (New York and London: New York University Press, January 2005) for Prison Service Journal, October 2005, Issue 161.
Richard Garside argues in The Guardian that the narrow focus on the 'crime problem' is preventing policy makers from considering the totality of ways in which the lived experience of far too many British people is materially hard, stressful and dangerous.
This article was first published in the March 2008 issue of the Barrister Magazine.
Richard Garside discusses Prison Minister Crispin Blunt's latest speech on the rehabilitation revolution and asks whether results really are the only thing that matter.