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

Published on: 19 September 2019

Publication types: Speech


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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