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One small step for prison reform

Prisons must be safe before rehabilitation can take place – Policy Exchange’s Director of Research and Strategy looks at the Justice Secretary’s latest place for prison reform.

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European Court of Human Rights is undermining democracy

In a major new study for Policy Exchange, Sir Noel Malcolm, leading historian of ideas and Senior Adviser on Human Rights to Policy Exchange, argues that democracy is being eroded by an ever-expanding system of human rights law and condemns the encroachment of the...
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Convert expensive inner-London police stations into housing for officers, says think-tank

Report says commuter cops should be reduced by offering officers discounts to live in the neighbouring areas they patrol.

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Brexit and Judicial Power

Policy Exchange hosts Dr Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China and to the World Trade Organisation, to discuss how a post-Brexit UK can negotiate trade deals around world.

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Locate police in London Underground ticket offices, says think tank

Boosting London’s Frontline Policing, a joint Policy Exchange and Capital City Foundation paper, argues that ‘Underground Police Points‘ would improve access to the police and help prevent victims and criminals from interacting in police stations.

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Prime Minister comes to Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Rt Hon David Cameron’s speech on prison reform – the first time in over 20 years that a Prime Minister has made a speech solely on the subject. His address contained a number of announcements, many of which stemmed from Policy Exchange reports, including replacing old run-down jails with modern prisons.

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The Tory ‘hardliners’ showing their compassion

The Tory ‘hardliners’ showing their compassion

Max Chambers, Head of Crime & Justice at Policy Exchange, argues that the clash between Tory ‘modernisers’ and ‘traditionalists’ is a false dichotomy stirred up by the media. Max notes that Chris Grayling’s work in justice and Iain Duncan Smith’s work in welfare show that it is possible to be both Conservative and back social reform policies.

Bill of Rights: ‘Why I fear this will prove I was right to be worried’

Bill of Rights: ‘Why I fear this will prove I was right to be worried’

Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant for Political Institutions, argues that the upcoming report by the Commission on a British Bill of Rights is likely to be disappointing. Michael argues that even if a British Bill of Rights is published, it is likely that the European Court of Human Rights will still have a final say on matters of national significance.

It’s time for the Crown Prosecution Service to grow up

It’s time for the Crown Prosecution Service to grow up

Karen Sosa, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange and author of recent report In the Public Interest, writes highlighting failings with the Crown Prosecution Service. She calls for greater accountability for the organisation, as well as a greater public-facing approach to its work.

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