Crime must be reduced and prevented to ensure people feel safe in their homes and communities. The government supports visible, responsive and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime.

Policies 13

  1. Preventing more young offenders from re-offending

    Young offenders need education and training to enable them to return to school or college or find employment, but too many lack basic skills.

  2. Creating a transparent justice system

    How the government is working to improve the transparency of the justice system by publishing data and information that is accessible and easily understood.

  3. Making the criminal justice system more efficient

    To meet the needs of victims and save public money we need a criminal justice system that is less bureaucratic and costs less to run.

  4. Making sentencing more effective

    We need to make sure that sentences are more effective at punishing offenders and repairing the harm caused to victims.

  5. Helping the police fight crime more effectively

    How the government is making the police more accountable to the communities they serve.

See all 13 policies



  1. Special constables: revised expense and allowance rates

    • 16 April 2014
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Schedule 7 Code of Practice

    • 15 April 2014
    • Open consultation
  3. World Cup licensing hours

    • 8 April 2014
    • Consultation outcome

See all consultations


  1. Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions

    • 24 April 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Onset documents

    • 24 April 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Asset documents

    • 24 April 2014
    • Guidance

See all publications


Detailed guides

  1. Living in Ireland

    Information for British nationals living in Ireland and information on driving regulations in Ireland Read more

  2. Extradition: processes and review

    Extradition processes and agreements between the UK and other countries, role of the Secretary of State, High Court and Supreme Court and the extradition review Read more

  3. Criminal record checks: guidance for employers

    How employers or organisations can request criminal records checks on potential employees from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Read more

  4. Police Arbitration Tribunal

    The amendments made by the Police Arbitration Tribunal to the Winsor report on police pay and conditions. Read more

  5. Police pay: Winsor review

    Tom Winsor conducted an independent review of police officer and staff remuneration and conditions, published March 2011. Read more

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