Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs?

Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs?

Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs? On the face of it, there is nothing within this week’s crime statistics that would suggest we should be worrying more about drugs-related offences. While the surge in serious violence (a subject we have written about...
Devolution is the new black

Devolution is the new black

Devolution is the new black Forget the hard-bitten stereotypes of Orange is the New Black, Bad Girls or Prisoner Cell Block H, the vast majority of the 4,000 women in prisons in England and Wales are non-violent and not a threat to public safety. Yet, women are...
Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas One of the oddities of the ‘David Cameron’ years in Number Ten was how little the politics of crime featured, compared to his predecessors. Following the election in 2010, crime fell in salience, at one point even falling out of the...
“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

"It’s elementary..." why training is good for business Many moons ago, I spent a very frustrating 25 minutes explaining to a very assertive member of my team why I did not think that spending several hundred pounds on attending an ‘assertiveness’ course was a...