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Here you can find over 100 infographics, many professional but dozens of them created by myself, to help you quickly digest complex issues and share the findings in an easy visual source with colleagues or students. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below:

Criminal Justice
Russell Webster

Justice Reinvestment

Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary, recently visited a number of justice reinvestment projects in the States and is reported to be considering a similar approach in England and Wales.

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Murder rates across the world

As you can see the murder rate in the UK is the same as that in France and Ireland but substantially higher than that in Germany and Spain. The main standout fact is that Black US citizens are almost 8 times more likely to be murdered than their white fellow citizens.

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What do the police do?

Chief Constable Alex Marshall (the chief exec of the College of Policing) argues that the changing mix of crime means that over the past 10 years, investigating and preventing crime is become more complex with crime such as child abuse and domestic violence taking up much more police time.

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Alcohol & Drugs
Russell Webster

Support, don’t punish women who use drugs

IDPC argues that women drug users experience greater stigma and discrimination, as they are often perceived to be ‘fallen women’. Their lack of decision-making power and economic resources, as well as vulnerability to physical and sexual violence heightens the risk of HIV, Hep C and other blood-borne viruses.

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Just how many people do US police shoot dead?

The invaluable Statista website recently published the damning infographic below showing that, allowing for the difference in population, you are 100 times more likely to be shot dead by a police officer in the US than the UK.

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Hate crime in Europe

Following the recent depressing inspection report that found British criminal justice agencies are doing very little to tackle disability hate crime, I thought it might be interesting to look more generally at the prevalence of hate crime within the European Union. As you can see, even with the acknowledged under-reporting of hate crimes, the figures are extremely worrying.

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Police don’t understand the impact of cuts

£2.3 billion was cut from police budgets in the five years since 2010/11 – a cut of between 12% and 23% for individual police forces. These figures are from the recent (4 June 2015) National Audit Office report: “Financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales”. NAO reports are invaluable, in my opinion, because the organisation has no political axe to grind and merely examines costs and performance as fairly as possible.

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Criminal Justice
Russell Webster

Lowest number of offenders since records began

We know that crime rates have been falling steadily over the last 20 years but what about other trends in the criminal justice system. The MoJ has just (21 May 2015) published its report on activity in the criminal justice system for 2014. The total number of individuals dealt with formally by the CJS hit an all time low at 1.73 million.

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Social media and crime

The financial cost of cybercrime in the US is allegedly larger than the illegal drug markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis – combined, 33% of all Internet-initiated sex crimes were instigated through social networking sites

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Digital Engagement
Russell Webster

What do Apple, Facebook and Google know about you?

We all know that huge technology companies keep track of us, but somehow we never quite imagine the full extent and detail of what they know about us. The infographic below from backgroundchecks.org is educational to say the least:

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