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...
Momentum grows for police transformation funding

Momentum grows for police transformation funding

Two of the most senior figures in UK policing met today to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the service: cybercrime, child sexual exploitation and firearms. Top of the agenda at the meeting between Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and...
The billion pound police transformation fund

The billion pound police transformation fund

The police never seem to be out of the news: in one national newspaper today there are no fewer than five major stories about police investigation practices, culture and competence – quite apart from straightforward crime reporting which inevitably involves the...
Would you take advice from Abraham Lincoln?

Would you take advice from Abraham Lincoln?

“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” “In a hair salon with two hairdressers, choose the one with the worst haircut.” And the only US President with a statue in Parliament Square, Abraham Lincoln, said: “If I had eight hours to chop down a...
If strategy is God, the Devil is still in the detail

If strategy is God, the Devil is still in the detail

The photocopied leaflet came through my letter box on Sunday morning. An appeal from my local police for witnesses to a rape committed half a mile away on New Year’s Day. The following thoughts went through my mind. 1. Good, there is a concerted effort here to catch...
The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

Batman and Robin, Ant and Dec, Torville and Dean, Ben and Jerry, Thelma and Louise. Great partnership working makes it all look so easy. If only it was so easy for the rest of us. Partnership working is, normally, not that interesting. And so, the latest inspection of...