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Putting people in charge: Future of Police & Crime Commissioners

Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Home Secretary The Rt Hon Theresa May MP for a keynote speech on the future of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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Commuter Cops: Helping our police to live in the city they serve

Expensive inner-London police stations should be converted into housing to increased the number of officers living in the city, and improve the Met’s contact with the communities it serves.

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Boosting London’s Frontline Policing

Today Glyn Gaskarth, Head of Crime & Justice at Policy Exchange, suggests locating police officers in recently closed London underground ticket offices.

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Low Crime for All: How to reduce crime for London’s communities

The crime rate is not low. Crime can be reduced further and this will benefit everyone but especially the most vulnerable. More police patrolling London’s streets will deliver less crime.

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Taking Its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.

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Drug Courts work in America – and can work here

Drug Courts work in America – and can work here

Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice Max Chambers makes the case for the introduction of drugs courts in the UK. These courts would offer people the treatment they need, but demand more of them in return, with judges given a flexible range of available incentives and sanctions to deploy. Max shows how in the US, such courts have saved $3 in avoided criminal justice costs for every $1 spent, rising to $26 in wider societal savings.

Predictions of doom have not materialised and PCCs are proving they have the potential to be an effective catalyst for change

Predictions of doom have not materialised and PCCs are proving they have the potential to be an effective catalyst for change

Charlotte McLeod, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, argues that the one year anniversary of the Police & Crime Commissioner elections has marked a turning point in perception of the role. Charlotte argues that focus is beginning to move away from election reproach and expenses scandals and towards the recognition that reforms are beginning to work.

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