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.
It builds on an earlier review of evidence of effective strategies for addressing gun and knife crime, published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in 2009. The briefing covers four main areas. First, it examines trends in knife-related violence across England and Wales. It concludes that...