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.

15 February 2016

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...
cjm 98: How violent is Britain?

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.