The second in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by the Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.
UK Justice Policy Review
With an online archive of over a hundred documents and featuring over a thousand individual data entries, Helen Mills introduces a new project from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Politicians' speeches can be disappointing affairs. Eye-catching initiatives are trailed in advance and major announcements promised. In delivery they can savour of anticlimax, offering little more than a predictable hodge-podge of re-announced policy and easy political posturing.
The next steps in the privatisation of prisons in England and Wales were announced today by the Ministry of Justice.
Competition to run four prisons will go forward to the next stage. These are:
- HMP Northumberland (an amalgam of HMPs Castington and Acklington).
- HMP Moorland.
- HMP Hatfield.
- HMP Lindholme.
The three remaining bidders in the frame for these are Sodexo, Serco and MTC/Amey.
Contrary to complaints from some high profile figures, the police have done well out of the spending review, Richard Garside argues.