Election manifestos contain too much crime fiction

Experts are warning that politicians are making sweeping promises to reduce crime that are nearly always wrong. This has to stop, which is why researchers and members of the public are questioning the evidence behind crime policy, and calling on politicians to stop misleading voters.

We have published a 'crime exaggeration checklist' to help you question misleading claims about crime policy at the 2015 election and beyond.

Crime Exaggeration Checklist

Read more about our new public guide to the evidence on the causes of crime and policies to reduce it, Making Sense of Crime.


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