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Can We Break the Cycle of Crime and Punishment?

with Sue Mountstevens, Andy Marsh and Mr Gee

Festival of Ideas/
Wed 19 April 2017

Can We Break the Cycle of Crime and Punishment?

with Sue Mountstevens, Andy Marsh and Mr Gee

suemountstevens-new
Wed 19 April 2017,

Crime levels are currently falling, but more and more crime is being committed by the same people. These repeat offenders frequently share common characteristics, including mental health issues, substance misuse, previous victimisation and homelessness. As almost half of all adults leaving prison are reconvicted within a year, the same criminals are endlessly recycled through the courts, prison and community sentences, creating new victims of crime and extra costs to society.

Is the system broken and can we move away from this ‘break and fix’ model? In this first annual Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner and Chief Constable lecture and debate, Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will explore punishing offenders, protecting the public, reducing reoffending and creating more effective collaboration to ensure that all agencies are working together to address better these issues. Chief Constable Andy Marsh will discuss the constabulary’s future of crime research work and how the use of ‘big data’ can help to identify patterns in the way criminals behave and to prevent the crime happening in the first place. They will be joined by poet Mr Gee.

To ensure we can include as many audience questions as possible on the night, we are collecting them at time of booking.

 

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