Transgender wings have a superficial appeal, argues Debbie Hayton, but they remain problematic
It's been a busy week for our Director, Richard Garside, who has given his comments on a range of criminal justice issues.
In Tuesday's Guardian, Richard drew light on the geographical clustering of knife violence in an article by Jamie Grierson. Richard said:
We are saddened to announce that the conference, Prison Abolition in the UK, planned for 23 and 24 May, has been cancelled. Unfortunately, one of our conference partners has, in recent weeks, been subjected to concerted pressure by those intent on disrupting the conference. In the circumstances, they felt they had no option but to pull out.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies focuses on the education of the public around issues relating to the criminal justice system across the UK. We seek to encourage calm, respectful and informed public dialogue, where differing positions are explored and principled differences are recognised and discussed.
Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of more than 50 researchers and academics who have co-signed a letter expressing concern over the harassment and intimidation of those engaged in critical research and discussion on transgenderism.
Debbie Hayton argues that government should review gender recognition in the prison service. Replacing evidence with feelings has damaged trust and confidence
The Prison Service needs to review its approach to transgender prisoners, argues Richard Garside