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...
Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job “Give us the tools to do the job.” That was the message we heard from Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) at the launch of our report Driving criminal justice devolution, which explores how giving more powers to local...
Sometime’s it’s good to get a different perspective

Sometime’s it’s good to get a different perspective

Re-wiring punishment and rehabilitation In 2015, Crest Advisory was commissioned by the Hadley Trust to begin work on the development of an alternative vision of the criminal justice system – one that was more intelligent, more efficient and ultimately, more...