Comment

Shaping the future – the prospects for crime and justice

After a period of relative calm, crime and the country’s response to it are again in the news and the inadequacy of that response, and failings in the criminal justice process, are again becoming evident.

By 
David Faulkner
24 July 2018
Comment

Dos and don'ts in criminal justice

Debates about criminal justice and penal reform usually focus, rightly, on policies, structures and the issues of the moment – the prison population, sentencing, rehabilitation, drugs, terrorism, and so on.

By 
David Faulkner
15 February 2016
Publication

Advice for an incoming government

David Faulkne r offers recommendations based on his personal experiences Servant of the Crown tells the story of criminal justice and public service reform as I saw it during my time as a Home Office civil servant, with later reflections based on my work as a Senior Research Associate at the...
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Comment

Expertise and evidence in government and criminal justice

Governments have often had difficulty with expert advice, whether the subject (among recent examples) has been climate change, the culling of badgers, flood defences, the effects of the work programme or the conclusions to drawn from criminal statistics.