Incarcerating more criminals for longer has saved millions of people from becoming victims of crime.
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Peter Cuthbertson is the Director of the Centre for Crime PreventionFollow @
To halve the prison population, everyone sent to prison with up to fourteen previous offences would have to be given a non-custodial punishment.
Peter Cuthbertson: There was no alternative to Thatcherism – even the SDP would have wrecked our country
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
We still haven’t cracked effective rehabilitation either in the community or behind bars. If the Government makes the latter more effective, we’ll imprison more people.
A new account of Labour’s disastrous campaign provides fresh insights for Tory strategists on what we did right and where we can do better.
Cllr Peter Cuthbertson: The Right to Buy for housing association tenants will have very wide benefits
Any expansion in the supply of homes to buy helps all potential buyers.
Is rising council tax an issue? It is if we make it one.
The Liberal Democrats and Labour are dog whistling to an extremely well-funded anti-prisons lobby.
Intellectual property law fosters innovation and benefits patients, but more effective enforcement is needed to keep disputes out of the courts.
Peter Cuthbertson: Sex, lies, votes, private habits, skewed surveys – our electoral secrets laid bare
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
Peter Cuthbertson: Why this commentariat panic about Scotland’s referenendum? It will vote No – and the key is the Don’t Knows
The Union is safe, at least for now. If ever there were a sure thing in politics, it’s this.
Her book “Prisonomics” shows sympathy only for the perpetrators of crime, not its victims.
Peter recently founded the Centre for Crime Prevention, a new campaign for the proper use of prisons and front line… Read more »
Peter Cuthbertson is a Conservative activist and occasional blogger. He works in public affairs. Follow Peter on Twitter. Beat policing… Read more »