Thoughts for the year

The Crest team share what has surprised us in the criminal justice sector this year and what to look out for in 2018

When the nominations for word of the year include ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ it is astonishing that Crest’s evidence-based thinking has somehow bucked the trend. Our highlights of the year include a report for the Hadley Trust on the declining use of community sentences and our analysis of the disjointed approach to performance from criminal justice agencies. Alongside our policy and insight work, we have continued to deliver outstanding strategic communications support to our clients across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

We’re finishing 2017, with a collective slice of insight on the criminal justice system, what surprised us this year and the unanswered questions for policing leaders and policy makers in the year ahead. Keep an eye out for our next report on justice devolution early in 2018.

What has surprised us in the criminal justice sector this year and what to look out for in 2018

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