Crime & Justice
Crime & Justice
"smart on crime"
Developing new crime policies that are cost-effective, evidence-led, and credible with the public.
Rebooting the PC
Using innovation to drive smart policing
Rebooting the PC urges police chiefs not to put ‘buildings before bobbies’. The police could save money and offer a better service to the public by closing out of date police stations and opening more local police offices in shopping centres and other popular public locations.
Delivering the Rehabilitation Revolution
Policy Exchange recently hosted an all-day conference on the 'rehabilitation revolution'. Speakers included justice secretary Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, rehabilitation minister Jeremy Wright MP, the BBC's Mark Easton, PCCs, prison governors and many other sector professionals. Footage of the whole conference is available to watch.
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Plans to privatise the probation service, underpinned by a ‘payment-by-results’ mechanism, will only work if the prisons system is wrapped into the reforms and prison governors are directly incentivised to cooperate with the new private and voluntary providers who are due to take over probation services.
What kind of police service do we want in 2020?
Policing 2020 looks at the landscape of policing over the next ten years, calling for a return to Sir Robert Peel’s core principles of crime prevention by restoring the link between the public and the police. The report recommends replacing neighbourhood police officers with new Crime Prevention Officers and the establishment of Citizen Police Academies.