News

G4S and Serco continue to dominate criminal justice market

Controversial security companies G4S and Serco received more than seven pounds in every ten spent by the government on prison and probation-related contracts in the four years to April 2014, according to new research by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies...

29 June 2015
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 4

The fourth 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...
By 
Richard Garside and Matt Ford
29 June 2015
News

G4S and Serco still being paid millions for tagging

The Ministry of Justice is continuing to pay controversial security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds a month for electronic tagging, more than a year after both companies were supposedly banned from delivering such work. The revelation comes following an analysis of Ministry of Justice...

25 June 2015
Publication

The role of the Justice Select Committee

Elfyn Llwyd reports on the evidence-led scope of the House of Commons Justice Committee Until the May 2015 General Election, I was a member of the House of Commons Justice Select Committee at the House of Commons. For those who may be unfamiliar with parliamentary Select Committees, the Justice...
cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010
Publication

The devolution era in Northern Ireland

David Ford discusses the innovations and advances since 2010 The focus on criminal justice since 2010, coincides with the creation of the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland in April of that year. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to outline our understanding of the devolution era, to...
cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010
Publication

The north and south divide

Kenny MacAskill explains the Scottish Government’s distinctive approach to justice policy Scotland had a separate legal system long before the restoration of the Scottish parliament or even the election of a Scottish National Party (SNP) administration. Scots Law, along with Church and...
cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010
Publication

Criminal justice since 2010. What happened, and why?

Richard Garside considers the divergent policy developments within the three jurisdictions There has been much discussion, over recent years, about the future of the United Kingdom. Should Scotland be a separate country? Or Wales? Would it be better if Northern Ireland formed part of an enlarged...
cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010
Publication

Editorial

Tammy McGloughlin and Richard Garside introduce this issue of cjm We have reached a milestone. This is the 100th issue of Criminal Justice Matters. The magazine has changed against a generation of political and policy developments which we have tracked in a number of ways in the magazine, with...
cjm 100: Criminal justice since 2010
Comment

Falling police numbers: The longer view

The claim by the Chair of the Police Federation, Steve White, that policing in England and Wales was 'on its knees' and could not face further cuts are overstated, I argued in...

By 
Richard Garside
19 May 2015