News

Big players dominate prison and probation contracts

Contracts for prison and probation work in the UK are dominated by a few multinationals and large voluntary sector organisations, according to new research by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The research, published in the...

17 March 2014
News

What's going on with the crime rate?

There has been a lot of discussion over recent months about the ongoing decline in the official crime rate. Yesterday's data from the Office for National Statistics suggested crime had...

24 January 2014
Publication

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 3

The third in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by the Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the...
By 
Richard Garside, Arianna Silvestri and Helen Mills
17 March 2014
News

G4S may still be prosecuted

Troubled security company G4S may still face criminal prosecution over its alleged overcharging on electronic monitoring and prisoner escort contracts, The...

12 March 2014
News

Police and Crime Commissioner abolition call

An incoming Labour government should abolish Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and replace them with boards that can better represent local interests, according to former Home Secretaries Alan Johnson and Charles Clarke.

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14 February 2014
News

UK benefits too low, Council of Europe rules

In a ruling almost designed to get certain Eurosceptics foaming at the mouth, the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union) has ruled that the UK's benefits levels are 'manifestly inadequate'.

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30 January 2014
Comment

The coming probation privatisation disaster

If the government's plans to privatise probation under the 'Transforming Rehabilitation' programme end up being as messy, expensive, counter-productive and damaging as many critics fear, today's...

By 
Richard Garside
22 January 2014
Comment

Criminal justice harsher and more punitive than ever

Alarming reading in The Daily Telegraph this morning, at least for those who want to see more people sent to prison and for longer.

I am not one of those people. I am in favour of...

By 
Richard Garside
8 January 2014