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...
Crest Advisory – Officially a living wage employer

Crest Advisory – Officially a living wage employer

Crest Advisory - Officially a living wage employer What do Nestle KitKats and Majestic Wine have in common with Crest? No, they are not the Crest office refreshments of choice. But we are all living wage employers. The living wage is worked out differently to the...
Time to bring the data in for questioning

Time to bring the data in for questioning

Time to bring the data in for questioning I began writing this blog in response to the recent suggestion that London had become more dangerous than New York based on their respective homicide rates. Since then, four more people have been shot or stabbed in the capital...
Crest is hiring a Policy and Research Analyst

Crest is hiring a Policy and Research Analyst

Role: Policy and Research Analyst   Who we are Crest Advisory is a small, vibrant consultancy based in Covent Garden – helping clients think, speak and act clearly within criminal justice. We work with central government, national policing bodies, police and...
Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing   “The problem isn’t police training, police diversity or police methods.. the problem is the dramatic and unprecedented expansion and intensity of policing in the last forty years, a fundamental shift in the role of police in...