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The London Mayoral election shows how politicians talk about crime-related issues and provides clues as to what we can expect from Police and Crime Commissioners

Newburn, Tim (2012) The London Mayoral election shows how politicians talk about crime-related issues and provides clues as to what we can expect from Police and Crime Commissioners. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Apr 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The London mayoral campaign provides insight into what we can expect to hear from candidates for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) that are to be introduced later this year. Tim Newburn sees this as a mixed bag. On one hand, the misuse of statistics will lead to confusion and mistrust of those standing for office, and, in reality, the ability of mayors and PCCs to drastically affect crime rates is profoundly limited. On the other hand, and more positively, it might stimulate vigorous debate on crime and justice issues and give an opportunity for the introduction of innovative ideas.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 14:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44043/

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