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Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime

Cops launch new stop and search clampdown - but it won’t stop knife crime The police plan more stop and search with backing from the Tories.

It’s not Drill music that drives violence

It’s not Drill music that drives violence What makes a young person pick up a knife or a gun and attack another?

LETTERS - Drill music panic is a ploy to distract from real issues

LETTERS - Drill music panic is a ploy to distract from real issues I’ve been frustrated to see headlines blame drill music for the recent rise in stabbings in London.

What’s behind gun and knife crime?

What’s behind gun and knife crime? After several recent killings of young people in London, media and politicians have blamed “gangs” and to call for more resources for police. But, as Sarah Bates finds, the roots of the violence lie in deep social problems

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer A series of tragic deaths from stabbings has highlighted the issue of “knife crime” in London.

Beat back the bigots as hate crime reports rise by a fifth

26 July 2016
Racists are lashing out but there’s no Brexit breakthrough for the right, reports Sadie Robinson

Follow the Money—dredging up the evidence of a criminal society

22 March 2016
BBC Four’s Danish detective drama Follow the Money serves up an engrossing feast of corporate intrigue and financial skulduggery, writes?Charlie Kimber

Young offenders have been pushed to the brink by the system

18 November 2014
Youth worker Dean Ryan looks behind the headlines to show how capitalism pushes young people to crime

Missing in Mexico

11 November 2014
The kidnap of 43 students in Mexico exposes links between politicians, drugs and imperialism, writes Dave Sewell

Who polices the cops?

09 July 2013
There was no lawful reason for a police officer to gun down Azelle Rodney in north London in 2005, an inquiry has concluded.

Are criminals born or made?

11 June 2013
John Parrington looks at new research that claims to show that biology, rather than circumstance, causes crimes

Desperate times hidden by crime report spin

07 May 2013
 New statistics have been heralded as showing that crime is not linked to poverty. Annette Mackin looks beyond the hype to a bitterly divided society

Link between immigration and crime is 'insignificant'

07 May 2013
The connection between crime and immigration is “close to zero and insignificant” research has found. 

A soft touch for crooked cops

07 May 2013
In the last year 87 Scotland Yard police officers accused of sexual assault, racism and theft were allowed to resign before their case was completed. 

Suicide is up as austerity bites

07 May 2013
The fall in crime figures does not mean there’s an improved sense of wellbeing in Britain. 

Right wing think tank behind the new 'peace index'

07 May 2013
Newspapers have claimed that Britain is at its most peaceful in years.

The bloody product of a violent society

16 April 2013
The bombing at the Boston marathon last Monday left at least three people dead and many more injured. 

Crime and punishment - why prisons don't work

05 June 2012
More than 1,100 people in UK prisons committed suicide between 1996 and 2009. By 2010 there were around 35 incidents of prisoners self-harming every day—and this rate has continued to rise.

A system that makes women suffer

05 June 2012
Women account for almost half of the self-harm incidents in prison—even though only 5 percent of prisoners are women.

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