Comment

Police Scotland reform was long overdue

The establishment of Police Scotland was a virtue born from necessity. The virtue was that at long last specialist services could be provided and similar standards delivered across the country. A...

By 
Kenny MacAskill MSP
21 July 2015
News

Edinburgh presentation on criminal justice policy

In April the Centre's Director Richard Garside took our recent publication, The coalition years, out on the road to Edinburgh, presenting at an Open University Scotland seminar. 

The coalition years is part of our ...

14 July 2015
Comment

Imposing austerity through nationalisation

Faced with a barristers' boycott last year in a dispute over legal aid fees, the then Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, underwent what appeared to be an unlikely political conversion.

A...

By 
Richard Garside
6 July 2015
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