Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

There’s an old joke: What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer will drag your case out for months. But a good one can make it last years. Granted, it’s not an especially funny one, but it does give an insight into the way our justice...
Two cheers for UCAS figures

Two cheers for UCAS figures

The two charts above – from the report here – are some of the most encouraging charts of recent times in public policy. The first chart shows the application rates to UK universities for the most disadvantaged 18 year olds. That rise is very significant – applications...
Reforming the courts

Reforming the courts

Over the last two decades, criminal justice reformers in the United States have begun to use new and innovative court models to tackle drug addiction and alcoholism, reduce the unnecessary use of imprisonment and stop people coming back into the criminal justice...