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Independent researcher & commentator on #policing, #crime & #criminaljustice. Senior Associate Fellow @the_police_fdn. Own views. DMs open.
Sep 20, 2018 33 tweets 11 min read
1. I've had a chance to read the new @StopWatchUK report by @PatrickWillia17 on the MPS #gangsmatrix. Some early reflections here, hope to write something more considered in due course.

Key Q for me: if the matrix was scrapped tomorrow, what would actually change?

[Thread] 2. I'll start by saying I think it is appropriate for police and other agencies to have a particular focus on gang/group violence, as long as it is only one lens through which violence is understood and addressed.
Oct 27, 2017 14 tweets 6 min read
Arrests down, blame the police?

Thread. 1/ According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales crime is down a lot; police recorded crime has been rising in recent years.