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12 Nov 2009 11:46:00

A more accountable local police force

Policy Exchange

"Partners in Crime - Democratic Accountability and the Future of Local Policing"(PDF)

Authors: Ian Barnes, Max Chambers and Natalie Evans (Editor)

Publication date: 12 November 2009

This report contains several recommendations to create a more dynamic and accountable local police force. The authors acknowledge that while there have been a recent emphasis on neighbourhood policy from the Labour Government, the Home Office still continues to micromanage the police force. The report calls for directly elected police commissioners and allowing Chief Constables to be operationally independent from the Home Secretary to allow them to make more decisions at a local level. The report also calls for ineffective Police Authorities to be replaced with local Police Commissions.

11 Nov 2009 22:08:00

Why a Points Based System won't halt immigration

Migration Watch

"The Points Based System - Why it will not stop our population hitting 70million"

Author: Migration Watch

Publication date: 11 November 2009

The report states that the UK Points Based System places no limit on the number of immigrants allowed to settle in the UK unlike the Australian Points Based System. According to the author the Points Based System will have cut immigration by 8% in 2008. In order to prevent the UK's population from reaching 70million by 2029 a reduction in immigration by 66% would be required.

2 Nov 2009 16:32:00

Reforming the criminal justice system


"Order in the Court - restoring trust through local justice" (PDF)

Authors: Centre for Social Justice Courts and Sentencing Working Group chaired by Martin Howe QC

Publication date: 2 November 2009

This report makes a series of recommendations on the reform of magistrates' courts, the probabation service and prisons. It also addresses issues central to the criminal justice system such as sentencing and the rights of victims. In addition the report looks into the treatment of criminals with addictions and mental health problems. The authors suggest a series of proposals to make the criminal justice system fairer and to enable local people to have more say in the process.

1 Sep 2009 23:06:00

The impact of immigration on the size of our population

Migration Watch

"How Immigration Affects the Size of Our Population"

Author: Migration Watch

Publication date: 1 September 2009

This report notes that immigration is now accounting for an estimated 70% of projected population growth in the UK. The report also notes that the Office of National Statistics figures contains a 2.5% error in its 20 year range migration projection thus highlighting the unpredictability of the UK's migration statistics.

21 Aug 2009 16:26:00

Problem-solving justice in the UK

Policy Exchange

"Lasting Change or Passing Fad? Problem Solving Justice in England and Wales"(PDF)

Authors: Greg Berman, Aubrey Fox and Ben Ullmann (Editor)

Publication date: 21 August 2009

This paper looks at the US concept of "problem-solving justice" and whether it can be effectively transposed in the UK. Consideration is given to its likely impact on the rights of victims of crime, the behaviour of offenders and improving public safety.

12 Jul 2009 00:22:00

Neither main parties pledging to stop UK population hitting 70million

Migration Watch

"Neither Labour nor Conservatives will stop the population hitting 70million"

Author: Migration Watch

Publication date: 12 July 2009

The report is critical of both Labour and Conservative policies on immigration. The report concludes that to prevent Britain's population from reaching 70million net migration levels need to be reduced by 75% from the present level of 237,000 people per year. According to the author on the basis of the parties current policies Labour would reduce net immigration by about 8% and the Conservatives would reduce it by 27%.

23 May 2009 00:03:00

The secret cost of immigration

Migration Watch

"The Invisible Cost of Immigration"

Author: Migration Watch

Publication date: 23 May 2009

The money sent home out of the UK by UK dwelling immigrants amounts to an estimated £4billion per year which is an estimated £11million per day. This is often ignored but in the eyes of the author is a further example of the the negative financial impact of mass immigration.

30 Apr 2009 00:14:00

Twelve key facts on immigration

Migration Watch

"A dozen key facts on immigration"

Author: Migration Watch

Publication date: April 2009

Twelve key lesser known facts relating to mass immigration in the UK and the consequential impact on British society.

30 Mar 2009 13:36:00

Creating a Police Force to be reckoned with


"A Force to be Reckoned With - A Police Report by the Police Reform Working Group"(PDF)

Authors: The Centre for Social Justice Police Reform Working Group, chaired by Ray Mallon.

Publication date: 30 March 2009

This report looks at reforming Britain's police force in order to create a safer, more law-abiding nation. Key recommendations include setting up Interventionist Neighbourhood Teams with a commitment to intervene in instances of disorder, elected Crime and Justice Commissioners for each Police Force area and a greater emphasis on restorative justice and victim's rights.

1 Mar 2009 14:33:00

New proposals for the reform of Britain's prisons


"Locked up Potential - a strategy for reforming prisons and rehabilitating prisoners"(PDF)

Authors: The Centre for Social Justice Prison Reform Working Group, chaired by Jonathan Aitken

Publication date: March 2009

An in-depth report containing 70 policy recommendations for the reform of Britain's failing prison system. Key recommendations include localising the management of the prison system by abolishing the National Offender Management Service and replacing it with a network of Community Prison and Rehabilitation Trusts, scrapping the Titan prison programme and instead building five Mitson Academy model prisons, and making sweeping changes to prison rehabilitation to reduce re-offending.