Richard Garside assesses recent proposals to rebuilding the prison estate in England and Wales and proposes a rather more radical, abolitionist, alternative
Richard Garside reviewed the Mayor of London's new plan on youth violence on The Guardian's Comment is free website. He argued that there was little original thinking and suggests that 'the mayor's office spent almost as much time coming up with the buzzwords as they did with the content'.
In an interview on the BBC Today programme at 8.30 am this morning Richard Garside argued that male dominance of women in society needed to be systematically challenged if sexual assaults are to be effectively tackled. He also said that victims of sexual assualt need to be much better supported, regardless of whether a conviction of the alleged perpetrator was likely.
Richard is the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University. Prior to joining the Centre, Richard worked at Nacro as Head of Communications.
Richard Garside wrote a piece for Community Care magazine arguing that recent government reforms are making it much more difficult for voluntary and community organisations to remain true to their values and retain their independence.
At the anniversary party for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, at the IET London overlooking the Thames, Richard Garside gave a speech to the gathered audience to celebrate the Centre's past 80 years.
This is the first of two papers produced as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies contribution to the work of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance. This briefing looks at factors affecting young adults in three areas of England covered by the T2A pilots
At a time of spending cuts and continued increases to inequality, a new report argues the prison population is likely to rise further, despite the coalition's expressed aim to contain and manage prison numbers. Reducing the numbers in custody argues that the key levers for reducing record high prison numbers are located in wider social and economic policy and not in changes to community sentences or reforms to criminal justice policy.