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    The heroin epidemic of the 1980s and 90s and its effect on crime trends

    Muggings, theft, burglaries and motor vehicle crime soared in hot spots across the country to fund increasing levels of drug use. With unemployment running high in the early 1980s, heroin and crack-cocaine use rocketed. As the drugs became commonplace in working class areas around the country, crime levels stepped up a gear.

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    New evidence on how to rehabilitate offenders

    It can be a common refrain that ‘nothing works’ when it comes to rehabilitating offenders, but aUS paper published this spring, claims that a critical mass of evidence to the contrary has been gathered over the last 20 years. Encouraging findings from programmes in the fields of psychology, criminal justice, sociology and public policy suggest that evidence-based intervention is working.

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    As child abuse investigations take shape, old crimes are transforming British society.

    The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced a major independent inquiry into claims that, for decades, accusations and evidence of child abuse were dismissed, ignored and mishandled by many of Britain’s most important institutions.

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    Do the public still trust the police?

    There is no one universal definition of trust. In one sense trust is about being honest and ‘telling the truth’. But in the context of government trust relates to the quality of the service delivered. Here, trust is synonymous with the public’s ‘confidence’ and ‘satisfaction’.

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