Abstracts: April 11th, 2007

This strategy document from the Home Office sets out proposals for confronting crime and criminals during the next ten years. It looks at how new technology, powers, service structures and ways of fighting offending will keep pace with an ever changing society. It aims to ensure victims and communities feel more secure while justice is effectively and efficiently done and seen to be done. New community punishments are also proposed with communities able to have their say on how offenders should contribute to society.It also announces a review of the Police service which will look at ways to address the issues of reducing bureaucracy and promoting better business processes, progressing neighbourhood policing, ensuring the public drive local policing priorities and effective management of resources.

The document is available from: www.homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk