Crisis of confidence

Crisis of confidence

Twenty years ago, youth justice reform was high on the political agenda. It even made the now infamous 1997 Labour pledge card. But in this year’s general election you can expect little in the way of discussion about criminal justice in any form. Despite recent rises...
It’s time to take back control of our criminal justice system

It’s time to take back control of our criminal justice system

Take back control; the most memorable slogan of 2016. But when it comes to the way our criminal justice system is run, how much control do we actually have and how much should we want? In a new GovernUp report out today, we argue for more local control over criminal...
Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has just given her first major policy speech on prison reform to launch the Ministry of Justice’s new White Paper. Arguably her first goal was to restore a sense of purpose and direction, following some early mis-steps, including an...
Five things to note about today’s crime stats

Five things to note about today’s crime stats

1. The adding of internet crimes should cause us to question our assumptions about what has been happening to crime There were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the last year, far higher than previously thought and enough to nearly double the headline crime...