Crime & Justice
Crime & Justice
"smart on crime"
Developing new crime policies that are cost-effective, evidence-led, and credible with the public.
Police and Crime Commissioners, one year on
One year on from the inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Policy Exchange has published a collection of essays by a cross-party group of PCCs sharing their perspectives on their first year in office, highlighting the key initiatives they are leading and outlining the challenges and opportunities facing policing.
A plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system
The election of the first 41 PCCs presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the balance of power in the criminal justice system. Power Down sets forth a series of responsibilities that should gradually be devolved to PCCs and recommends that 10 existing PCCs volunteer to pilot these new responsibilities on an accelerated timeframe.
Chris Grayling cites PX report in Justice Questions
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling cited Policy Exchange's Future Prisons report in Justice Questions, referencing the report's argument that new, large prisons can be constructed in a way that will help reduce reoffending.
Rebooting the PC
Using innovation to drive smart policing
Rebooting the PC urges police chiefs not to put ‘buildings before bobbies’. The police could save money and offer a better service to the public by closing out of date police stations and opening more local police offices in shopping centres and other popular public locations.