Jon Clements reviews ‘Blue: A Memoir’

Jon Clements reviews ‘Blue: A Memoir’

It takes a certain literary skill to write a memoir which is both humble and humbling. Chief Superintendent John Sutherland, shortly to retire from the Metropolitan Police, has it in spades. Highly personal, yet never self-centred; authoritative yet often amusing,...
Crest election manifesto round-up

Crest election manifesto round-up

This week the parties’ manifestos came out. What do they tell us about the state of criminal justice policy in Britain today? Let’s start with the areas where there appears to be broad consensus. All the major parties now prioritise doing more to reduce violence...
Five go to court

Five go to court

At Crest, we care about understanding how the the criminal justice system works on the ground – not just from a spreadsheet. As part of our staff induction, this means paying a visit to places where justice actually happens. That’s why five of the Crest team...
Jon Clements wraps up the summer CJS news

Jon Clements wraps up the summer CJS news

In the dog days of summer, it’s often criminal justice that keeps on barking and this year has proved no exception with headlines about policing, prisons and more coming thick and fast. Resignations, revelations, changes and new trends have dominated the news agenda...