Sir Thomas Winsor's speech at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University

Summary

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, was invited to speak to the Institute of Criminology in Clare College, Cambridge. In his speech, ‘Criminal justice – can the system cope?’, Sir Thomas:

  • criticised the lack of public investment in early prevention of crime and disorder;
  • said that, as a result, the police cannot meet all demand; and
  • explained that the public must decide how much crime and disorder they are prepared to tolerate.

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HMCIC criticises lack of upstream public investment in crime prevention and says public must decide how much crime they are willing to tolerate

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