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...
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...
Why justice needs a giant leap

Why justice needs a giant leap

The Public Accounts Committee report published this morning makes difficult reading for Ministers and officials in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, but it will also be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners considering how best to deliver their...