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Anti-Social Behaviour - part of the Government's crime reduction strategy

Regent's Park College "Promoting acceptable behaviour - positive approaches to anti-social behaviour" 9 October 2001 One of my memories of childhood is the radio.  Televisions were not around but the radio was on much of the time. There was a d...

CCTV: a fair and fearless eye witness

Electric Theatre, Guildford South East Regional CCTV Conference 18 September 2002 Today is about improving our game with CCTV - improving the way we are doing things; updating our equipment; making sure that we are operating within the law; evaluating ...

Crime and the business community

Business Crime Seminar Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Industry 24 July 2001 It's been a long morning, so I will not go over the ground so excellently covered by previous speakers.  Instead, I will underline some points and then take you ...

Crime is falling: why does nobody seem to believe it?

Chilterns University College, Buckinghamshire John Grieve Centre 5½p Conference 11 September 2003 It's a great pleasure to be here today at this conference on developing crime and disorder partnerships. I want to speak about credibility, which re...

Domestic Violence and the death of Georgina McCarthy

Havant Women’s Aid Annual General Meeting 4 September 2001 It is good to be here this evening and to hear of the work, activity and energy of Women’s Aid in Havant. I have been involved in work on violence against women for more than a third of a c...

Domestic violence: the need to pull together for criminal justice

Sussex and Hampshire Area Criminal Justice Conference "Improving the response to domestic violence" 26 March 2003 Domestic violence is such a crucial issue for the criminal justice system because it is the most common form of violence, leading...

Persistent Offenders

Aylesbury Thames Valley Seminar on Persistent Offenders 11 February 2003 Sometimes when one goes to a meeting, it is to a set agenda and everything has been mapped out in advance. Today is not like that.  Today we can set out the problem - variously ...

Promoting acceptable behaviour - positive approaches to anti-social behaviour

Salcombe Yacht Club Will Salcombe Harbour change as much in the next 50 years as it has in the last 50 years? 22 March 2014   The sailing tradition in my family comes through one of my grandfathers, who was one-time Commander of ...

Rural Crime on the Isle of Wight

Cowes, Isle of Wight "Crime and the Impact on Rural Communities" Conference 18 October 2001 British Crime Survey 2000 I will start with a few facts from BCS 2000 with which by now you are probably all familiar Rural crime is between ½ and ...

SPEAK OUT, CRY OUT and OUT

Portsmouth University: White Ribbon Day NUS Stop Violence Against Women Conference 25 November 2003 It's important never to begin a speech with a cliché. But, as someone who has been in the criminal justice system for over a third of a century, ...

Sport and Crime Reduction: the importance of sport with attitudes

delivered at Sports and Diversion Seminar, Slaugham Manor: 3 September 2001 It’s an enormous pleasure to be here to start off this seminar on Sports and Diversion. We are implementing the recommendation of the Policy Action Team 10 report that "DfEE, D...

Stop it Now!

Grand Committee Room Palace of Westminster 5 December 2002 The timing of this event is exquisite.  Last week we were wearing White Ribbons to campaign against domestic violence.  That is significant business for me.  The South East region ha...

Supervision in the Community

SE Regional Meeting of Chairs of Area Probation Boards and Chief Probation Officers 17 October 2001 Later today you will be considering your vision for the probation service in this region.  It is a good time to be doing so.  The probation s...

Tackling anti-social behaviour head-on

Brighton South East Region Together Academy 4 March 2004 Today's event is home ground for me in more ways than one. I have been banging a drum about anti-social behaviour for nearly six years, as it fell to me to implement the Crime and Disorder Act ...

Tackling Distraction Burglary

Opening address from the Chair  Distraction Burglary Conference: Bexhill 27 February 2002 Crimes change all the time.  Old crimes mutate and new crimes are invented.  Most people here will be familiar with that.  One example is that we are curr...

The Birth of Post-Cynical Criminology

University of Portsmouth British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 6 July 2004 Once we abandoned “nothing works”, crime started coming down. What a surprise! Today is a first. This is the first time that the BSC has held its annual con...

The Fear of Crime

AGM, Guildford Age Concern 19 February 2001   Fear Fear is both useful and inconvenient.  By and large, we try to inculcate it into the young and relieve it in older people. What are most of us afraid of? Lions and snakes, y...

The tension between Law Enforcement and the treatment of Drug Addicts

The Hawth, Crawley Communities Against Drugs Conference 22 February 2002 …. I am conscious that, always lurking behind the drugs debate, is the tension between enforcement and the treatment of drug addicts. That tension has been there for ages.  It ...

Vehicle crime powers the criminal economy

ESVA/NACRO Conference On Vehicle Crime and Disorder Reduction 14 November 2001 It is a great pleasure to be here today.  We have heard from the Minister, John Denham; George Pothecary; and distinguished speakers from the insurance and motor industry. This ...

White Ribbon Day 2002

"Stepping forward across Sussex" Pan Sussex Multi-Agency Domestic Violence Reception 25 November 2002 Today is a day when we remember the problems of domestic violence.  The two women a week who are murdered by their partners or ex-partners.  T...

Will Salcombe Harbour change as much in the next 50 years as it has in the last 50 years?

given at Salcombe Yacht Club on 22 March 2014 1 The sailing tradition in my family comes through one of my grandfathers, who was one-time Commander of a First War patrol boat – in the days when the second officer was the local judge and the n...