Publications in Crime & Justice

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18 August 2016 | Commuter Cops

By Glyn Gaskarth

  • Expensive inner-London police stations should be converted into housing to increased the number of officers living in the city, and improve the Met’s contact with the communities it serves.

  • 14 March 2016 | Boosting London’s Frontline Policing

    By Glyn Gaskarth

  • Today Glyn Gaskarth, Head of Crime & Justice at Policy Exchange, suggests locating police officers in recently closed London underground ticket offices. 

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

    By Rt Hon David Lammy MP

  • 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

    By Laurence Coleman, By Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Foreword by William J Bratton

  • 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.

  • 08 December 2014 | Swift and Certain: A new paradigm for criminal justice

    Kevin Lockyer
    Edited by Charlotte McLeod, Glyn Gaskarth

  • Swift and Certain calls for prolific criminals serving community orders, who break the terms of their probation, to potentially 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.

  • 22 August 2014 | The Estate We’re In: Lessons from the Front Line

    Gavin Knight
    Edited by Charlotte McLeod

  • Written by inner-city crime writer Gavin Knight, The Estate We're In calls for politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade. The report highlights how decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems and, using case studies to extract best practice, draws out the key lessons for policymakers in how to turn around the worst housing estates.

  • 21 February 2014 | Future Courts: A new vision for summary justice

    By Charlotte McLeod, Max Chambers, Ruth Davis

  • Future Courts calls for magistrates to dispense justice inside police stations at peak times – including evenings and weekends – and be put in charge of the administration of out-of-court disposals, as part of a radical drive to speed up the operation of the criminal justice system.

  • 07 November 2013 | The Pioneers: Police and Crime Commissioners, one year on

    Foreword by Theresa May
    Edited by Max Chambers

  • 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, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing policing, and describing how their new leadership can help the service to succeed.

  • 22 August 2013 | Power Down: A plan for a cheaper, more effective justice system

    By Charlotte McLeod, Max Chambers, Ruth Davis

  • The election of the first 41 PCCs last November presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the balance of power in a criminal justice system currently almost bereft of local control, financial responsibility or democratic accountability. 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.

  • 17 June 2013 | Future Prisons: A radical plan to reform the prison estate

    Kevin Lockyer
    Edited by Max Chambers

  • Future Prisons calls for the government to shut more than 30 run-down and poorly-located prisons and replace them with 12 state of the art ‘Hub Prisons’, containing up to 3,000 inmates. The new prisons would lead to huge costs savings, a reduction in reoffending rates and a better quality of life for prisoners and prison staff.

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