Crime & Justice
Latest Crime & Justice Publications
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.
Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.
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.
Latest Crime & Justice Blogs
Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the enquiry into alleged abuse by British soldiers in Afghanistan on Radio 4.
Policy Exchange Chairman David Frum discusses the rise and fall of violence in America with criminal-justice scholar Barry Latzer.
Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability.
Latest Crime & Justice News
The House of Commons Library has published reading lists on two specific Brexit topics, both of which feature Policy Exchange reports
Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project was praised by Lord Faulks in the House of Lords during a debate on Article 50. He said, “There is an important debate to be had about the proper reach of judicial power—one that is taking place under the auspices of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project.”
In a recent column for The Telegraph, entitled ‘A diversity of opinions, more than of cultures, is what we need in the judiciary’ Charles Moore referenced the work of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project in relation to the recent Supreme Court judgement.
Latest Crime & Justice Events
Policy Exchange was to host the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Alistair Darling; Lord Hoffmann, former Law Lord; and Lord Justice Bean to discuss Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project’s new report Judging the Public Interest. The discussion was chaired by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, and also included the report authors Professor Christopher Forsyth and Professor Richard Ekins.
Join Victoria Atkins MP and former US Presidential adviser and author of Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, Dr Kevin Sabet, at Policy Exchange for a discussion on the future of drugs policy.
With Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice and Victims; Lord Wasserman; Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex; Alan Powell, Northgate Public Services; and Glyn Gaskarth, Head of Crime & Justice, Policy Exchange.