Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas One of the oddities of the ‘David Cameron’ years in Number Ten was how little the politics of crime featured, compared to his predecessors. Following the election in 2010, crime fell in salience, at one point even falling out of the...
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...
Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has just given her first major policy speech on prison reform to launch the Ministry of Justice’s new White Paper. Arguably her first goal was to restore a sense of purpose and direction, following some early mis-steps, including an...