Comment

Let them fail

In its structure, planning, delivery and financing, probation across England and Wales faces major problems.

These are problems created by government, through the ill-advised ‘transforming...

By 
Richard Garside
27 October 2016
News

Too many vulnerable people being criminalised

Far too many vulnerable people are being drawn into the justice system, the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Claire Sugden, told our conference on the UK justice systems on Wednesday.

Speaking at Criminal...

21 October 2016
News

Criminal justice since 2015 conference agenda published

We have published the agenda for our forthcoming conference, 'Criminal Justice since 2015: What happened? What next?', which will be held on Wednesday 19 October.

The Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Claire Sugden MLA, and the former Scottish Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, head a...

28 September 2016
Comment

Action needed on short prison sentences in Scotland

In 2010 the Scottish Government legislated for a presumption against sentences of less than three months. Six months had been sought, but cross-party support was absent for the minority SNP...

By 
Kenny MacAskill
24 June 2016
News

Criminal justice faces perfect storm of cuts and overstretch

Criminal justice agencies across the UK face a perfect storm of growing demand and shrinking budgets by the time of the next General Election, according to new analysis by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

A rising prison population – set to top 100,000 by 2020 – and inadequate...

21 March 2016
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 5

The fifth 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 and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the...
By 
Richard Garside and Matt Ford
21 March 2016
Speech

Current criminal justice policy and the legacy of coalition

I’m going to cover two areas in my talk this evening.

First, the criminal justice legacy left by the former coalition government. Being clear about where we have come from is important for...

By 
Richard Garside
30 November 2015