Tuesday, 22 July 2008

policing policy

have just posted at the hand mirror on the police association policy wishlist.

2 comments:

Ben R said...

"how can you jail someone for several months simply for being a suspect, unless you have a damn good reason?"

You do need a good reason - see section 8 of the Bail Act 2000, particularly subsection 2.

Also, more police was shown to be a significant factor in the reduction in US crime rates through the 90's.

(Steven Levitt, Journal of Economic Perspectives 18: 163–190)

http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/LevittUnderstandingWhyCrime2004.pdf

Ben R said...

"a reversal of the new bail laws"

Apologies stargazer, I should read more carefully before posting!

Yes, I don't see the need to reverse the current bail laws either.