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
News

Benefit sanctions a 'parallel secret penal system'

Last week the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee held an evidence session on the benefit sanctions scheme. The government was urged to suspend the sanctions regime pending a review of its impact – especially on the mentally ill and disabled, reports ...

12 January 2015
News

Prisons inspector won't reapply for job

Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, took to Twitter today to announce that he wouldn't be reapplying for his job.

2 December 2014
News

Cuts require criminal justice reform

Police forces across England and Wales must reform if they are to survive austerity cuts, claims the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe,...

15 December 2014