Crime & Justice
Crime & Justice
"smart on crime"
Developing new crime policies that are cost-effective, evidence-led, and credible with the public.
Low Crime for All
In a new report for Policy Exchange’s London-focused research unit - the Capital City Foundation - Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, and candidate in the Primary to be the Labour Party’s nominee for the London Mayoral Election, makes the case for higher visibility, more targeted policing in London.
Taking Its Toll
Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.
Swift and Certain
Prolific criminals serving community orders, who break the terms of their probation, could be sent to jail for up to a week under plans that would make the criminal justice system swifter and fairer. Currently 1 in 3 offenders serving such orders fail to complete them. The report argues that replicating the Haiwaiian HOPE probation programme - from which it draws inspiration - could cut non-compliance numbers in half. Read more
The Estate We're In
Politicians from all parties should pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade. Estate Recovery Teams should be established to work with local leaders in identifying and tackling the deep-rooted and acute social problems which affect individual estates.