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.
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