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Crime & Justice Publications
Since 2001 police funding has surged by a quarter in real terms but this investment has not transformed police performance. Taxpayers have spent at least £500m since 2006 in extra employment costs for over 7,000 police officers who have a uniform, but who are hidden away in back offices rather than policing. Cost of the Cops shows how the police can increase numbers of officers on front line duties at a time of when the police budget is shrinking.
Inside Job maps out what real work in prison should look like and what needs to change in the current prison system to make it a reality.
The publication is a record of remarks made by Bill Bratton during his visit to the UK in November 2010 including a major speech to Policy Exchange. In the speech he described his experiences in reforming police organisations and fighting crime in New York and Los Angeles and the lessons it offers to police leaders everywhere.
Police Overtime Expenditure examines the significant variance in overtime between police forces in England & Wales.
This report explores the judicial landscape of the UK’s three supreme courts – in London, in Strasbourg and in Luxembourg (the European Court of Justice) – and the new human rights context in which the judiciary and politicians now operate.
Fitting the Crime: Reforming Community Sentences exposes how community sentences are failing to properly penalise or deter offenders and do not command public trust.
Carter But Smarter warns that the official reoffending rate is unsafe. It recommends a radical shake-up of the criminal justice system in order to truly reduce reoffending, including the abolition of the regional structure of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the introduction of new public-private partnerships to reduce crime and recidivism.
A State of Disorder contends that while some limited progress has been made in tackling anti social behaviour, there are a host of weaknesses with the government’s approach.
This report contends that there are a series of fundamental problems with the way the issue of drugs in prisons is approached – and that despite repeated warning signs, the Prison Service appears destined to continue down the same failed path.
Fighting Fraud and Financial Crime, recommends the consolidation of existing investigation and prosecution powers from the disparate agencies involved into a single new ‘Financial Crimes Enforcement Agency’, overseen by the Attorney General.