British Justice Secretary says that “prison is too expensive”

London – April 16, 2011 – The rise in prison population is “financially unsustainable, it is pointless and very bad value for taxpayers’ money,” said the British Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in an interview published today by The Times. Part … More

The Forum at the conference on the funding of EU Home Affairs: no to building a European fortress

Four hundred people representing the 27 European Union member states, the Home Affairs and Justice directorates, NGOs and other European institutions attended the conference “The future of EU funding for Home Affairs: a fresh look”, which took place on April … More

Portugal : the latest figures in crime prevention

Crime in Portugal has decreased by 0.6% between 2009 and 2010, according to police figures published in the latest annual report on interior security (RASI 2010, according to its Portuguese acronym), released by the Ministry of the Interior on March, … More

UK : Where have all the preventers gone?

A personal impression of crime prevention in England & Wales from Paul Ekblom, Professor of Design Against Crime, Central Saint Martins College of Art Design, London. “It’s rather difficult to see exactly, after nearly a year in office, what the UK’s Coalition government is […]

France: bill to introduce neighbourhood watch

March 9, 2011 – A group of French MPs has introduced a bill in order to allow the creation of citizens’ neighbourhood watch committees, inspired by the neighbourhood watch system already existing in the US, Canada and the UK. The … More