Despite recent controversy over Police Scotland, its creation was long overdue, argues former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP.
UK Justice Policy Review
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 deployment of Public Defender Service lawyers to beat a solicitors boycott shows how austerity can make for some surprising political choices
You might have noticed that our work has been getting some media coverage recently. An analysis of government spending data by our Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, published on 25 June, was picked up by a number of news outlets.
The analysis found that G4S and Serco are still being paid millions for providing electronic tagging equipment to the Ministry of Justice, despite being under criminal investigation for overcharging when they ran the contracts.
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 published today. The research, published in the fourth edition of UK Justice Policy Review, is based on analysis of Ministry of Justice transparency data.
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 numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.
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 data by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, published today.
Our Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, points out that the Ministry of Justice is still paying huge amounts of public money to G4S and Serco for providing electronic monitoring
Elfyn Llwyd reports on the evidence-led scope of the House of Commons Justice Committee
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 make the case for our different justice systems, and for the sharing of innovations. In short, I want to make the case for a greater understanding of the benefits which devolved justice has to offer. First, three broader contextual points.