Tagging isn’t working – privatisation is no panacea

Tagging isn’t working – privatisation is no panacea

Tagging criminals can play an important role in tackling crime and ensuring effective rehabilitation. Sadly, at the moment tagging in the UK isn’t coming close to fulfilling its potential and the way the government has procured corrections technology has...
Don’t let apathy rob you of a say on how you are policed

Don’t let apathy rob you of a say on how you are policed

In exactly three months, something rare and wonderful will happen — a national election on a single issue that the public care deeply about. On November 15 they will get to choose their new Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC). The Government is not asking if you...
Foot patrol: the most secure foundation

Foot patrol: the most secure foundation

Within 15 minutes of leaving the station, I’ve already said “Hello”, “Good afternoon” or “Have a good day” to more than a dozen members of the public. I’ve waved to the staff behind the counter of a local fish and chip...