Tag Archives: Crime and Justice

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‘Letting accused avoid court without a guilty plea would improve justice for BAME Britons’

Making out of court disposals – including cautions, fines, treatment programmes and curfews – available without a guilty plea would make the criminal justice system work better for Black, Asian...
Published: 15 December 2021
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Jesse Norman MP speech to the SMF – ‘The EU Court of Justice and the EU Charter: An independent view’

Speech by Jesse Norman MP 'The EU Court of Justice and the EU Charter: An independent view', to the Social Market Foundation on 16 May 2016.
Published: 16 May 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: New study reveals striking relationship between property crime and prices of commonly sought after goods

New research released today by the Social Market Foundation reveals the extent of the relationship between property crime rates and the changing prices of consumer goods and suggests that investments in security and ‘predictive policing’ – where police work adapts to market prices – could help lower crime rates.
Published: 22 February 2016
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Press Release: More radical ideas required – SMF response to Public Accounts Committee report into private contractors and public spending

Following the Public Accounts Committee report into private contractors and public spending, Social Market Foundation Research Director and author of a forthcoming SMF report on the use of private contractors in reoffender rehabilitation services, Nigel Keohane sets out his thoughts on the need for transparency and honesty in contracting out public services.
Published: 14 March 2014
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Press Release: ‘Payment-by-results’ proposals to reduce reoffending will penalise success, think tank finds

The Government’s plans to introduce ‘payment-by-results’ into the probation system risk backfiring because their proposals mean that private and third sector organisations are in danger of losing money if they try to cut re-offending, new analysis finds today (Friday 9 August).
Published: 08 August 2013
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Big hurdles to be overcome if Social Impact Bonds to move from margins of public services, says think tank

Harnessing private cash to finance public services via ‘Social Impact Bonds’ could be an important way to boost innovation in these services but is unlikely to appeal to mainstream investors because of the impossibly high risks they would have to shoulder, new SMF research reveals today (Wednesday 31 July).
Published: 31 July 2013
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Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt outlines payment-by-results plan to tackle reoffending

Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt spoke at the Social Market Foundation's annual justice conference on "Reviewing the Rehabilitation Revolution".
Published: 06 March 2012
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Press Release: Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP launches SMF publication ‘Markets in a State’

Leader of the Opposition Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP has today delivered a speech to the Social Market Foundation to launch the SMF's latest publications, Markets in a State.
Published: 17 October 2011
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