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.
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.