New research - Justice in an age of austerity

Justice in an age of austerity

Research published by the Bar Council for Justice Week revealed that justice funding was slashed by 27 per cent in real terms over the last 10 years as public spending actually grew by 13 per cent.

Written by Professor Martin Chalkley, Justice in an age of austerity also revealed that spending on criminal prosecutions fell by 34 per cent over the same period.

 

Published during Justice Week, the paper challenges the link between cuts and austerity: "It is sometimes assumed that the cuts . . . in funding for justice are an inevitable consequence of a decade of austerity and are comparable to the experiences across all publicly funded services . . . neither assumption is correct."

FUNDING FOR JUSTICE 2008-2018: JUSTICE IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY

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Funding for Justice 2008 to 2018: Justice in the age of austerity

Research produced by Professor Martin Chalkley for the Bar Council revealed that justice funding was slashed by 27 per cent in real terms over the last 10 years as public spending actually grew by 13 per cent. Meanwhile, spending on criminal prosecutions fell by 34 per cent.

 

Published during Justice Week, the paper challenges the link between cuts and austerity: "It is sometimes assumed that the cuts . . . in funding for justice are an inevitable consequence of a decade of austerity and are comparable to the experiences across all publicly funded services . . . neither assumption is correct."