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
News

Reaction to MPs' report on crime reduction policies

A new report out today from the House of Commons Justice Committee has called on the government to 'question whether taxpayers’ money is used in ways most likely to reduce future crime and victimisation, including evaluating that spent on custodial sentencing, and develop a longer-term strategy...

26 June 2014
News

No 'dark side' to Northern Ireland police

A senior officer in the Police Service of Northern Ireland has rejected Sinn Féin claims of a 'dark side' at work in the force.

Chief Superintendant Nigel Grimshaw said that officers in the force should...

15 May 2014