‘Groomed’ – a review

‘Groomed’ – a review

Last week, a group of us went to see Groomed at the Soho theatre, written and performed by Patrick Sandford. It is a play about child sexual abuse and the impact it has long after the abuse has taken place. We sat in the bar beforehand, nursing a glass of water to...
Five go to court

Five go to court

At Crest, we care about understanding how the the criminal justice system works on the ground – not just from a spreadsheet. As part of our staff induction, this means paying a visit to places where justice actually happens. That’s why five of the Crest team...
Painting (the big picture) by numbers

Painting (the big picture) by numbers

The crime stats are out again and we’ve gleaned a few things for you: The Crime Survey of England and Wales emphasises that although overall crime has remained broadly stable since June 2015 (with 6.4 million incidents), police recorded crime has continued to rise...
The Battle for British Islam – a review

The Battle for British Islam – a review

Sara Khan’s provocative title is more than just an attention grabber. She has spent years fighting extremist Islam in Britain, most recently as the director of Inspire, an organisation that tackles extremism through empowering women. Her thoughtful and detailed book...