Spending on the police in England and Wales grew by nearly 50 per cent between 1999 and 2009, according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Police expenditure 1999-2009, the first independent study of police authority spending over the last decade, found that police expenditure grew in real terms from £9.83 billion in 1998/1999 to £14.55 billion in 2008/2009.
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From criminal justice to social justice: rethinking approaches to young adults subject to criminal justice control is the last in a series of three that form part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' contribution to the Transition to Adulthood Alliance, offers some proposals for what might be involved in a wholesale shift in governmental approaches to young adults subject to criminal justice control.
There is little or no benefit in the resort to incarceration and other forms of strict control for young people who break the law, according to a briefing from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
Our revised version of the report issued in 2008 clarifies the budgetary and staffing crisis that has been confronting the Probation Service.
Can the criminals of tomorrow be identified among the children of today? Is it possible to identify risk factors in children and their families that, left unaddressed, might result in a life of crime? Is it risky people who commit crime or risky societies that cause individual problems?
Alcohol probably poses the biggest drugs harm challenge today, according to a new briefing from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. In Estimating drug harms: a risky business, Professor David Nutt, of Imperial College London argues that the relative harms of legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are greater than those of a number of illegal drugs, including cannabis, LSD and ecstasy.
The summary version of detailed research carried out in 2009 on the evidence for effective strategies to tackle knife and gun carrying by young people.
Poverty kills, yet rarely seems to provoke the political and public outrage that conventional `crime' often does. In this What is crime? briefing Social harm and crime at a global level we publish an edited transcript of a lecture given by Dr David Roberts at King's College London in April 2009.
This briefing focuses on the human costs of air pollution and failed attempts to adequately regulate and control such harm. In his report, Professor Reece Walters highlights the fact that an estimated 24,000 British residents die prematurely every year and thousands more are hospitalised, because of air pollution. Furthermore, the European Union is currently preparing a legal case against the British government for repeatedly breaching pollution levels.
Our 2008/2009 Annual Report