The publication on 18 November 2014 of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s final report of an inspection of crime data integrity in police forces in England and report – Crime Recording: making the victim count
– prompted me to reflect upon how successive governments have corrupted the police for political advantage. Here’s how to go about it:
1. Give the impression that you know how to reduce crime (but don’t be too specific)
Say that the police service is your main means of reducing crime; don’t discourage the police from their cherished belief that they are the 'Thin Blue Line' against disorder, and that the public loves them for it. Feed the police a lot of barmy ideas about how effective in crime fighting they could be (and watch them quietly squirm in the...Continues, Read More...