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...
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...