Prisons in the UK are experiencing record numbers of suicides and other violent incidents, as well as staff shortages. Policymakers working on prison reform need more effective ways to measure the performance of prison programs.
Teachers in two England schools are participating in a pilot program of wearing cameras to stop pupil disruption. How they use the cameras could be counter-productive and may actually escalate situations in the classroom. Other methods to control challenging pupils will likely work better.
The Netherlands should proceed cautiously in implementing any marijuana regulations, taking into account the models devised elsewhere and remembering that once enacted the rules will be difficult to change.
Martin Roland CBE, Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, spoke at the annual CCHSR lecture on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. The title of his talk was 'A Brief History of NHS Politics 1948-2030.'
Alex Hall has been appointed Director of RAND Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group which provides analytical and research support to a range of public policy clients in the UK and Europe.