For those who are interested, a slightly busy website with a fascinating timeline:
You might want to listen to a careful and thorough overview of crime statistics. This is essential listening for any forensic psychiatrist or forensic mental health worker. It’s free, and well worth 25 minutes. Find it on the BBC website here or on iTunes here. Is crime actually rising? You’ll be an expert in 25 minutes!
The excellent Tim Harford has a lot to tell us about the world. More information about the economics of crime (and other things) can be found in his breakthrough book The Undercover Economist. Worth £6.99 of my money and a good read. You will see the world in a new way.
A former Home Secretary interviews another former Home Secretary (and others) about IPPs – why they were introduced and why they were scrapped. This is an excellent overview of how and why failed policies are introduced and feted. Alarmingly, the presenters recognise the problems of IPPs and almost laugh it off. Little consolation for the many people who remain on IPPs. Also little recognition of the ongoing flurry of doomed policies that have been introduced in the same way – Sustainability and Transformation Plans, anyone?
Anyone with even a passing interest in forensic psychiatry, the criminal justice system or public policy should listen to this.
For a more in depth look at Criminal Law, see the Gold Standard textbook for our trainees:
A new report is out from the Association for Real Change (ARC) – download it here.
Thank you to Mary Barrett, East Midlands ID TPD for highlighting this.