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
Comment

The rule of law and the meaning of leadership

How should senior politicians and police officers respond to the release of a 78 year old man who is controversially up for release after spending 48 years in prison on a life sentence?

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By 
Richard Garside
24 October 2014
Comment

Criminal justice in the United Kingdom since 2010

How are we to understand and explain what has been going on in criminal justice, across the United Kingdom, since the General Election in May 2010? Our...

By 
Richard Garside
15 October 2014
Comment

What are the challenges facing an incoming government?

On 23 September the Centre held a panel discussion at Birkbeck University on the challenges facing an incoming government.

We brought together David Faulkner, former senior civil servant at...

By 
Matt Ford
25 September 2014
Comment

Confronting Northern Ireland's toxic legacy

A grim legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles is some 3200 unsolved murders. Understandably relatives and others desire certainty and closure regarding these deaths. But there is a quagmire of...

By 
Professor Maurice Punch
27 June 2014