Our Director, Richard Garside, appeared on the BBC current affairs programme Victoria Derbyshire to discuss falling police numbers. This was in the wake of threats made earlier this week by Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, that further cuts to police budgets would lead to paramilitary-style policing.
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The Centre's director, Richard Garside, explores how police numbers might fall in the future, and what it will mean.
The Centre's director, Richard Garside, does not buy Police Federation claims that further budgets cuts will do irreparable damage to the police.
On 22 April the Centre's director, Richard Garside, spoke at an Open University Scotland event in Edinburgh: 'The coalition years and the Scottish dimension'.
A summary of the speech made by David Ford, Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland, at our conference on Monday 23 March is now available on the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland website.
The Justice Minister spoke about the particular way criminal justice has developed in Northern Ireland since the devolution of justice responsibilities in 2010.
He highlighted the many benefits of devolution:
On Monday 23 March 2015 we launched The coalition years, our review of criminal justice developments across the United Kingdom since 2010. The report highlights profound differences in approaches to policing, prisons and community supervision across the United Kingdom.
In this speech to our 'Criminal justice since 2010' conference on 23 March, our Director, Richard Garside, explains why the United Kingdom's three criminal justice jurisdictions have pursued different approaches to criminal justice policy-making since 2010.
Change has swept the United Kingdom criminal justice systems over recent years. The election of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in May 2010 drew a line under the generous budgets of the New Labour period. Austerity and cuts became the new reality. Across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, different solutions to common criminal justice challenges emerged.
Five years on from the last General Election, a major assessment by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies of criminal justice reforms has found that policy across the United Kingdom’s nations and regions is more divergent than ever.
Kenny MacAskill MSP, Scottish Justice Secretary between 2007 and 2014, explains how the Scottish Government reversed the policy of prison privatisation in Scotland.