Comment

Racial bias and the problem of policing

A Prime Minister keen to show a commitment to tackling racism in the criminal justice system, while minimising the risk of having to deal with politically toxic findings, might well set up a...

By 
Richard Garside
22 September 2017
News

Call for parliament to investigate tagging fiasco

The Ministry of Justice should consult widely and transparently with public sector, private sector and civil society organisations on plans to electronically monitor those under a criminal sanction, if it is to avoid the waste and chaos that characterised attempts to develop a new satellite-enabled GPS tag.

Parliament should also investigate the 'vast waste of time, energy and money' expended by the Ministry of Justice as its unrealistic programme lurched from one crisis to another.

The call comes in a new Centre for Crime and Justice Studies briefing by Professor Mike Nellis, one of the...

28 July 2017
Speech

Youth justice policy: Present and future

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity, based in London, that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. Through partnership...

By 
Richard Garside
13 July 2017
News

Scrap 'vanity project' tagging scheme call

Our Director, Richard Garside, today called on the Ministry of Justice to scrap its 'vanity project' GPS tagging programme, and focus its energies on more pressing problems, such as the prisons and probation crises.

His call came in response to a...

12 July 2017
Publication

Prison Service Journal: 231

With a special focus on the future of prisons. Articles include: 'What is to be done: Thinking about abolitionist alternatives', by David Scott. 'Prison planning and design: Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future', by Yvonne Jewkes. 'Can prisons contribute to social justice? Interview...
Prison Service Journal
3 May 2017
News

Our latest UK Justice Policy Review report out now

Since 2012, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been publishing UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR), an annual assessment of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom.

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26 June 2017
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 6

The sixth in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice across the UK.
By 
Richard Garside, Matt Ford, Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts
26 June 2017
News

New UKJPR report out next week

The latest edition of UK Justice Policy Review (UKJPR) came back from the printers earlier this week. It is due for publication next Monday and will be given, free-of-charge, to all those who attend our latest UKJPR conference –...

20 June 2017
News

Do the manifesto claims stack up?

Do more police officers cut crime? Are tough community sentences a realistic alternative to prison? These are some of the questions considered in the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' latest report.

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26 May 2017
Publication

Assessing the General Election manifestos

This UK Justice Policy Review Focus scrutinises some key manifesto pledges in the area on the police, prisons and drugs policy
By 
Richard Garside
26 May 2017