‘Let authorities tackle low-level offenders’

By Mark Whitehead | 19 January 2016

Responsibility for low-level offenders should be handed over to local authorities, according to think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

The think-tank said devolving £400m funding and management of part of the criminal justice system could help councils prevent crime and develop alternatives to prison.

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