News

Knife crime: perception vs reality

Richard Garside argues in The Guardian that the narrow focus on the 'crime problem' is preventing policy makers from considering the totality of ways in which the lived experience of far too...

18 July 2008
Publication

'Knife Crime': Ineffective reactions to a distracting problem? A review of evidence and policy

A coherent evidence based strategy that recognises the deeper structural causes of inequality, poverty and social disaffection is needed to address knife related offending according to a report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report argues that enforcement and...
By 
Chris Eades, Roger Grimshaw, Arianna Silvestri and Enver Solomon
19 December 2007
Publication

'Knife crime'. A review of evidence and policy (2nd Edition)

A coherent evidence based strategy that recognises the deeper structural causes of inequality, poverty and social disaffection is needed to address knife related offending according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report argues that enforcement and punitive...
By 
Chris Eades, Roger Grimshaw, Arianna Silvestri and Enver Solomon
19 December 2007
Publication

Young people, knives and guns (summary)

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.
By 
Arianna Silvestri, Mark Oldfield, Peter Squires and Roger Grimshaw
17 September 2009
Publication

Young people, knives and guns

There is little evidence to support police-led interventions to tackle knife violence, research from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has concluded. Following a comprehensive review of gun and knife crime strategies, conducted for the Children's Commissioner for England, the report - Young...
By 
Arianna Silvestri, Mark Oldfield, Peter Squires and Roger Grimshaw
10 June 2009
Publication

Street Weapons Commission: Guns, Knives and Street Violence

Street Weapons Commission: Guns, Knives and Street Violence is a review of the extent and nature of the use of guns and knives in violent crime in five UK cities, commissioned by Channel 4 television for their Street Weapons Commission.
By 
Professor Peter Squires and Arianna Silvestri with Roger Grimshaw and Enver Soloman
19 June 2008