If strategy is God, the Devil is still in the detail

If strategy is God, the Devil is still in the detail

The photocopied leaflet came through my letter box on Sunday morning. An appeal from my local police for witnesses to a rape committed half a mile away on New Year’s Day. The following thoughts went through my mind. 1. Good, there is a concerted effort here to catch...
Why we need a different discussion about crime

Why we need a different discussion about crime

Yesterday the latest set of crime figures were published, triggering a well established and familiar process. First out of the traps are the Home Office, publishing a press release welcoming the figures and heralding the success of the government’s programme of...