Elfyn Llwyd reports on the evidence-led scope of the House of Commons Justice Committee
UK Justice Policy Review
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.
Kenny MacAskill explains the Scottish Government’s distinctive approach to justice policy
Richard Garside considers the divergent policy developments within the three jurisdictions
Tammy McGloughlin and Richard Garside introduce this issue of cjm
We have reached a milestone. This is the 100th issue of Criminal Justice Matters.
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.
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: