Policing and the justice system: tackling the key challenges

In the latest Birmingham Brief article, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Dr Jessica Woodhams consider the challenges facing policing and the Criminal Justice Sector, including rehabilitation, pathways to crime and prioritisation.

'The recent terror attack in London and other parts of the world once again brought attention to the challenges facing policing and the Criminal Justice Sector (CJS). It also renewed the debate on whether cuts to the police budget have compromised public safety.

The debate over whether police spending lowers crime is an old one and while well-controlled studies do show a causal link, the challenges facing the CJS are not going to be solved simply through increases in police expenditure.'...

Read the full Birmingham Brief article