We know a lot less about trends in violence than we think and our explanations for their rises and falls are not up to much either, Richard Garside argues.
Richard Garside argues that it is too early to tell whether the economic depression in the UK will result in higher levels of violence. But the early signs on domestic and acquaintance violence don't look good.
Rebecca Roberts argues that the criminal justice system is incapable of solving the broader social problems that create crimes and victims. This article was published in the July 2006 issue of 'Safer Society', published by Nacro.