Following the publication of our new report, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford examine recent trends and future directions for knife crime
UK Justice Policy Review
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. The report – Young people, violence and knives – finds that police-led interventions and tougher sentencing have, at best, been ineffective and at worst, been counterproductive.
Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford look at attempts to implement public health approaches to knife violence since the Centre’s last review of evidence and policy in 2008
Yesterday we held a really interesting roundtable on the effectiveness of stop and search on crime levels. The event was part of our UK Justice Policy Review programme which provides analysis of criminal justice policy developments through a series of briefings, annual reviews and events.
The seventh in an annual series from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by The Hadley Trust, assessing year-on-year developments in criminal justice across the UK.
The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.
Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
With our latest UK Justice Policy Review report due out later this month, Richard Garside offers an overview
Richard Garside assesses today's speech on prisoner employment by the Justice Secretary, David Gauke
Matt Ford looks at criminal justice data trends across the three UK jurisdictions
Criminal justice across the UK has got smaller, but tougher, over recent years, according to a new briefing from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. While recorded crime, prosecutions and convictions have all fallen over the past decade, a 'justice dividend' has yet to be realised in the number of people in prison, which have continued to rise.