Crime & Justice

  • Crime & Justice

    "smart on crime"

    Developing new crime policies that are cost-effective, evidence-led, and credible with the public.

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    About Crime & Justice
  • 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. 

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    Low crime for all
  • 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.

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    Property Crime
  • 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

    Swift and certain punishment
  • 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.

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    Sink Estates

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Latest Crime & Justice Publications

  • 09 September 2015 | Low Crime for All: How to reduce crime for London's communities

    • The crime rate is not low. Crime can be reduced further and this will benefit everyone but especially the most vulnerable. More police patrolling London’s streets will deliver less crime.

  • 03 March 2015 | Taking Its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

    • 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.

Latest Crime & Justice Blogs

  • 28 January 2016 | Why we should electronically monitor alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse

    • Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, argues that alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse should be electronically monitored when the risk level warrants it, at the recommendation of a Judge. 

  • 25 January 2016 | Rethinking the emergency services split

    • Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, looks at the impact of the transfer of responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service to the Home Office and the proposal for Police and Crime Commissioners to be able to take over governance of their local Fire and Rescue Service.

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