Publications in Crime & Justice

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08 December 2014 | Swift and Certain: A new paradigm for criminal justice

Kevin Lockyer
Edited by Charlotte McLeod, Glyn Gaskarth

  • Swift and Certain calls for prolific criminals serving community orders, who break the terms of their probation, to potentially be sent to jail for up to a week under plans that would make the criminal justice system swifter and fairer. Currently 1 in 3 offenders serving such orders fail to complete them. The report argues that replicating the Haiwaiian HOPE probation programme - from which it draws inspiration - could cut non-compliance numbers in half.

  • 22 August 2014 | The Estate We’re In: Lessons from the Front Line

    Gavin Knight
    Edited by Charlotte McLeod

  • Written by inner-city crime writer Gavin Knight, The Estate We're In calls for politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade. The report highlights how decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems and, using case studies to extract best practice, draws out the key lessons for policymakers in how to turn around the worst housing estates.

  • 21 February 2014 | Future Courts: A new vision for summary justice

    By Charlotte McLeod, Max Chambers, Ruth Davis

  • Future Courts calls for magistrates to dispense justice inside police stations at peak times – including evenings and weekends – and be put in charge of the administration of out-of-court disposals, as part of a radical drive to speed up the operation of the criminal justice system.

  • 07 November 2013 | The Pioneers: Police and Crime Commissioners, one year on

    Foreword by Theresa May
    Edited by Max Chambers

  • One year on from the inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Policy Exchange has published a collection of essays by a cross-party group of PCCs sharing their perspectives on their first year in office, highlighting the key initiatives they are leading, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing policing, and describing how their new leadership can help the service to succeed.

  • 22 August 2013 | Power Down: A plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system

    By Charlotte McLeod, Max Chambers, Ruth Davis

  • The election of the first 41 PCCs last November presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the balance of power in a criminal justice system currently almost bereft of local control, financial responsibility or democratic accountability. Power Down sets forth a series of responsibilities that should gradually be devolved to PCCs and recommends that 10 existing PCCs volunteer to pilot these new responsibilities on an accelerated timeframe.

  • 17 June 2013 | Future Prisons: A radical plan to reform the prison estate

    Kevin Lockyer
    Edited by Max Chambers

  • Future Prisons calls for the government to shut more than 30 run-down and poorly-located prisons and replace them with 12 state of the art ‘Hub Prisons’, containing up to 3,000 inmates. The new prisons would lead to huge costs savings, a reduction in reoffending rates and a better quality of life for prisoners and prison staff.

  • 29 April 2013 | Rebooting the PC: Using innovation to drive smart policing

    Martin Innes
    Edited by Max Chambers

  • 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.

  • 05 February 2013 | Expanding Payment-by-Results: Strategic choices and recommendations

    By Max Chambers

  • Expanding Payment-by-Results argues that 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.

  • 14 December 2012 | In the Public Interest: Reforming the Crown Prosecution Service

    By Karen Sosa

  • In the Public Interest explores the role and responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service. It says the prosecution service should retain its powers but calls for more transparency and accountability when it comes to measuring the organisation’s successes and failures.

  • 12 December 2012 | Policing 2020: What kind of police service do we want in 2020?

    By Edward Boyd
    Edited by David Skelton

  • 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.

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