Press Releases from the Policy Exchange team across a range of topics and policy departments.
Crime & Justice Press Releases
Report says commuter cops should be reduced by offering officers discounts to live in the neighbouring areas they patrol.
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.
Judging the Public Interest shows that some senior members of the judiciary are overstepping their constitutional bounds. It examines the high profile dispute in Evans v Attorney General, concerning the disclosure of the Prince of Wales’s correspondence with ministers. The then Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC, exercised his statutory power – the ministerial veto – to override the Upper Tribunal and block the release of the letters. His exercise of the veto was challenged in the courts and eventually quashed by the Supreme Court.
Policy Exchange paper says judges now threaten the fighting capacity of Britain’s armed forces – not least because enemy combatants have been granted the right to sue the Government for breaching their human rights.
The police and the courts are turning a blind eye to theft, burglary and shoplifting which makes up three quarters of all recorded crime committed in England and Wales, according to the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, one of the Labour party’s leading Mayoral candidates.