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Putting rocket boosters on the rehabilitation revolution

Putting rocket boosters on the rehabilitation revolution

Max Chambers, Policy Exchange’s new Head of Crime & Justice, analyses Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s speech on Payment by Results (PbR). Max welcomes the renewed focus on the PbR agenda, but argues that PbR needs to be a means to a bigger end – a truly outcome-focused criminal justice system where all parties are focused on a common aim.

Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Neil O’Brien, Director at Policy Exchange, shows how faded memories have meant that Margaret Thatcher’s modernising moves, such as trying to appeal to minority, female and naturally anti-Tory voters, have been forgotten.

What is the point of Police and Crime Commissioners?

What is the point of Police and Crime Commissioners?

Edward Boyd, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, argues that the incoming role of Police & Crime Commissioners should have been better communicated in the run up to the elections, but stresses that despite poor voter turnout, this is still an important opportunity for change in policing.

Why the Government is right to want to improve the poverty target

Why the Government is right to want to improve the poverty target

Policy Exchange’s Director, Neil O’Brien, argues that the government’s announcement to include additional factors to the child poverty target reflects a recommendation set out in 2011 Policy Exchange report Tackling the Causes of Poverty,which suggested replacing the income-based child poverty target with a set of multi-dimensional causal indicators, including unemployment and education.

Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay

Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay

Edward Boyd, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out why PCCs are a good idea, advocating the fact that they remove control of police priorities from Whitehall and give the public a voice in setting police priorities.

The risks of a never-ending search for certainty in the energy market

The risks of a never-ending search for certainty in the energy market

Guy Newey, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, sets out the challenges of providing certainty in the energy market, arguing that the government should try and balance the interests of investors with those of bill payers by making as few decisions as possible, as quickly as possible.

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