Following the publication of our new report, Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford examine recent trends and future directions for knife crime
UKJPR Focus 3
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