This issues of Economic Affairs investigates why, despite increased levels of spending and the recruitment of extra officers, Britain’s policing system is failing to protect the public from crime.
Violent crime has reached record levels and overall crime rates remain ten times higher than in 1950. After analysing the evidence the studies provide a series of practical policy recommendations that promise to transform British policing and dramatically reduce crime.
The sample article, Policing for the people , by the Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, Shadow Home Secretary, can be downloaded free of charge by clicking the link at the top right.
Policing a liberal society by John Blundell ( editorial )
Policing a liberal society by John Blundell
A people's police for the twenty-first century: a reply to Blundell by Sara Thornton
Willing the ends but not the means: a rejoinder to Thornton by John Blundell
The effect of policing strategies: evidence from the USA by Andrew R. Gimber
CompStat, community policing and The Science of Success: a market-based approach to police management by Matt Holian
Private policing and private roads: a Coasian approach to drunk-driving policy by Bruce L. Benson
Policing for the people by David Davis ( sample article )
Policing in the UK and USA: a brief comparison by Paul Evans
Meddling in other men's affairs: the case for anarchy by Gerard Casey
Pensions, fertility and families by Oskari Juurikkala
Transition and political markets: post-war German versus post-socialist Slovenian reconstruction by Mico Mrkaic and Rado Pezdir
Economics and the distinction between voluntary and coercive action