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Forecasting Trends in Crime

The Costs of Crime

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Indigenous Over-representation in the Criminal Justice System

 

 

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Strategic Planning for the Criminal Justice System

How prepared for the future is your criminal justice system? The best predictor of future likelihood is said to be past behaviour. But is this true in the Criminal Justice System, and what other new factors are appearing on the horizon? What should your department of Justice be doing to maximize its preparedness for issues that are likely to emerge in the coming years?

How many offenders will be brought to courts in your country for sentencing ten or twenty years from now, and what types of charges will be laid against them? What kinds of issues will be presented to criminal court judges in your country twenty years from now, and what sentencing options will be available? What regional differences will emerge, between city and country regions, between richer and poorer regions, and between regions with youthful populations and those with older populations? How many judges (and supporting staff) will be needed to deal with these matters? Where will they be needed?

How many people will be in your country's prisons or under correctional supervision in the community twenty years from now? How many prison cells and officers will be required to manage these prisoners? How many probation officers will be needed to ensure that community supervision is successful in reducing re-offending. And if it is considered that offenders are best rehabilitated in the communities where they belong, where should all these correctional facilities be located?

These are all very important questions, because it requires considerable investment

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to train police, and to educate judges,

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to build police stations, courts and prisons and

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to train correctional staff.

This investment involves both time and financial costs. Training too many police, judges and correctional staff, or building too many prisons, is a waste of government resources; training too few police, judges and correctional staff, or building too few prisons, could lead to serious problems in the justice system.

John Walker Crime Trends Analysis has developed an award-winning methodology for strategic planning in the criminal justice system, based on over 25 years of experience and analysis. We can show you how to get the best from your criminal justice system.

Key Benefits

bulletBetter understanding of the justice environment
bulletBetter resource and budgetary planning
bulletMore effective and efficient criminal justice system

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