News

In the news this week

Our Director, Richard Garside, has been quoted in the New York Times and The Times this week.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on London Bridge last week by Usman Khan, The New York Times quoted Richard on sentencing policy. On the controversy surrounding Mr...

3 December 2019
News

Government backdown on short sentences?

Our Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in The Times (paywall) on Justice Secretary David Gauke's recently announced prison reform plans.

In the wake of recent deaths from knife violence reported in the media, the Justice Secretary appears to be diluting his proposals to abolish short-term sentences, after facing pressure from the Prime Minister. At the weekend No. 10 said that both short and long-term sentences would be necessary...

12 March 2019
Comment

Police, prisons and crime rates

The man with a hammer tends to see every problem as a nail. By the same token, the think tank in search of prison as the answer to crime will surely find it.

So it is that Civitas, a think...

By 
Richard Garside
11 July 2012
Publication

Crime, persistent offenders and the justice gap

Crime, persistent offenders and the justice gap begins by outlining the problem of ‘attrition’ in the criminal justice system. Attrition refers to the gap between levels of known crime and the response of the criminal justice system in terms of prosecutions, convictions and sentencing. As this...
By 
Richard Garside
22 October 2004
Publication

Scoping study on a community based centre for male adult offenders with multiple needs

This report sets out the results of a scoping study. Chapter one provides the context examining the current sentencing framework and the commissioning structures being created by the National Offender Management Service. Chapter two reviews the needs of offenders with multiple needs and considers...