|Supported by the Barrow Cadbury Fund, a new Fabian Society pamphlet, edited by Sadiq Khan MP, the shadow justice secretary, features contributions from a panel of non-partisan experts brought together to inform the conclusions of the Labour Party’s policy review.
Read the full report here
Khan writes: ‘Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’ was more than a clever soundbite, it was a successful approach to criminal justice policy that left crime 43 per cent lower when Labour departed office than when it entered. Punishment and Reform: How our justice system can help cut crime addresses the challenge of how Labour is to build on this legacy and further reduce crime, but within the tough spending constraints imposed by straitened times.
The report includes a chapter by Barry Mizen who, along with his wife Margaret and the rest of their family, set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation following the murder of their son in May 2008. Other authors include Lord Victor Adebowale, Baroness Jean Corston, Dame Helen Reeves, Professor Julian V Roberts and Matthew Ryder QC.