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
Speech

Speech at the Open University Scotland

Thank you for the invitation to speak at this important event today.

First a few remarks about the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The Centre is an independent, non-partisan charity....

By 
Richard Garside
22 April 2015
Speech

Criminal justice across the United Kingdom

Criminal justice since 2010. What happened? What next? In the sessions to follow we will be hearing from some of the key players in criminal justice policy making across Scotland and Northern...

By 
Richard Garside
23 March 2015
Publication

The coalition years: Criminal justice in the United Kingdom

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,...
By 
Richard Garside with Matt Ford
23 March 2015
News

Criminal justice reforms deliver ‘disunited kingdom'

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.

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23 March 2015
Comment

How to stop prison privatisation

“There’s some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen”. So sang the great American folk artiste Woody Guthrie in the Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.

The criminality of those in...

By 
Kenny MacAskill MSP
18 March 2015