One of the UK’s leading experts on crime and justice policy, Harvey brings a wealth of experience from a decade spent working in government, academia and parliament. Prior to joining Crest, Harvey spent four years advising on home affairs policy for the Labour Party and was a deputy director at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, where he led several major strategic reviews on behalf of a series of UK prime ministers affecting policy reform.
As well as overseeing Crest’s strategic direction, Harvey leads Crest’s work on crime analytics and delivers a deeper insight into criminal justice data and what it means for crime prevention. With experience managing large teams, Harvey also works with government and law enforcement organisations to build strategic capability. Harvey is dedicated to putting effective policy into practice for a safer society.
- Developed all Labour’s home affairs policies in the run up to the 2015 election.
- Led major strategic reviews for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading to changes in policy and practice, including troubled families (2011), police reform (2010, 2009), organised crime (2009), youth offending (2008) and mental health (2008).
- Completed research on international organised crime as a Fulbright Scholar for Harvard University.
- Delivered guest lectures at the White House Office of National Drugs Control Policy on effective responses to international organised crime.