The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

Batman and Robin, Ant and Dec, Torville and Dean, Ben and Jerry, Thelma and Louise. Great partnership working makes it all look so easy. If only it was so easy for the rest of us. Partnership working is, normally, not that interesting. And so, the latest inspection of...
Latest crime statistics: what the headlines aren’t telling you

Latest crime statistics: what the headlines aren’t telling you

Today’s figures should not be over-interpreted. We are still safer than we were 20 years ago. But the shift of crime online and the rise in complex violent offences is putting the criminal justice system (CJS) under considerable pressure. The heart of the problem is...
What to expect for policing and justice in the Spending Review

What to expect for policing and justice in the Spending Review

George Osborne’s Budget won him praise from across the political spectrum. Besides the positive headlines, the Chancellor also bought some important wriggle room, by smoothing the path of deficit reduction over the course of this parliament. Yet he has still left...
Cutting crime: the role of tagging in offender management

Cutting crime: the role of tagging in offender management

On any one day up to 25,000 people are subject to electronic monitoring (EM) in England and Wales, largely as part of a Community Order, Bail Order or post-release licence condition. In the last few years pilots have also been undertaken to test the impact of EM in...