We will be electing new Police Commissioners next month. They have a unique opportunity to reduce crime. But that can only happen if simple questions on what crime is being committed, where it is being committed and by who are answered based on evidence. Otherwise real issues could be lost in political correctness.
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“With payment by results, your money goes into what works: prisoners going straight, crime coming down, our country getting safer.”
David Cameron, 22 October 2012
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Almost all community sentences will involve an element of punishment, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.
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The prime minister’s speech yesterday was a well-meaning attempt to strike a reasonable note on the perennial hot topic of crime, but it was one which failed to satisfy either the ‘bang ‘em up’ brigade or those who champion significant penal reform.
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David Cameron will today seek to steady Conservative nerves by promising a “tough but intelligent” approach to criminal justice as he tries to repair the damage caused by the Andrew Mitchell affair.
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Private companies, charities and voluntary organisations will be paid if they stop criminals reoffending under plans for a “rehabilitation revolution” to be outlined by the Prime Minister today.
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The government’s attempt to put a week of mishaps behind it with a David Cameron speech on crime and justice looks set to run into trouble because there will be no additional money to back up his call for tougher sentencing and more rehabilitation.
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Access to the GPS data will allow probation officers to follow the movements of those who have been tagged.
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David Cameron will today unveil plans to outsource large parts of the Probation Service to the private sector, as part of a fresh drive to cut crime and reoffending.
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In a major speech on the Government’s approach to the criminal justice system, the Prime Minister said that he wanted a ‘tough but intelligent’ response to offending.
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David Cameron has laid out his vision for criminal justice, insisting criminals can be punished and rehabilitated at the same time.
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