Public perceptions about policing: every silver-lining has a cloud

Public perceptions about policing: every silver-lining has a cloud

Public perceptions about policing: every silver-lining has a cloud Last week Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published the results of its annual study of public perceptions of policing, conducted on their behalf by...
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...

Time to bring the data in for questioning

Time to bring the data in for questioning I began writing this blog in response to the recent suggestion that London had become more dangerous than New York based on their respective homicide rates. Since then, four more people have been shot or stabbed in the capital...
Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing   “The problem isn’t police training, police diversity or police methods.. the problem is the dramatic and unprecedented expansion and intensity of policing in the last forty years, a fundamental shift in the role of police in...