'Knife offenders will be treated like would-be jihadists under measures announced on Monday by Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, to crack down on violent crime.'...
Our Director, Richard Garside, was quoted in The Times (paywall) on Justice Secretary David Gauke's recently announced prison reform plans.
In the wake of recent deaths from knife violence reported in the media, the Justice Secretary appears to be diluting his proposals to abolish short-term sentences, after facing pressure from the Prime Minister. At the weekend No. 10 said that both short and long-term sentences would be necessary...
The Centre's director, Richard Garside, commented on knife crime trends and measures to tackle violence in yesterday's Guardian.
Richard said it was inaccurate to describe the spate of knife crime as a national emergency, adding:
It’s a very small number of the general population that’s either being victimised by this or in fear of their lives. It’s why these incidents seem quite shocking and why...
Our research on stop and search has been cited in a parliamentary debate on serious violence as to the limited effectiveness of stop and search on crime reduction.
2018 saw a significant increase in attention to knife crime.
Susan McVie, Ellie Bates and Rebecca Pillinger recently published their research findings on violence reduction in Glasgow and London on the LSE blog.
We’ve been hearing a lot in the news recently about a ‘surge’ in knife crime, so let’s have a look at the data and see what’s going on.
When you hear people...
After a relatively silent period of almost ten years, ‘knife crime’ has re-entered public awareness and policy discussion.
Attempts to punish and prosecute our way out of knife violence are doomed to failure, according to a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
In this briefing, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford examine recent trends in knife-related violence and assess different approaches to tackling, and reducing it.