It’s not about the offending!

It’s not about the offending!

This week the Youth Justice Board published it’s annual stats report. There’s good news again – fewer kids in prison, and fewer in the system generally. But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and...

For the love of statistics!

In my view, agency (& government) obsession with data-gathering has gone too far. The method is wrong, the emphasis is wrong, the outcomes are wrong. So what’s to be done? How numbers are replacing people… I’m a believer that stats can help....