Conservative 2014 Party Conference

Tuesday 30th of September 2014
Birmingham

 

Reducing Crime: how do we know what really works?

 

 

This event took place inside of the secure zone.

ICC, Hall 11B

 

At the 2014 Conservative Conference we hosted this fringe event with NatCen Social Research, the British Psychological Society and Sense about Science.

 

It explored how research evidence is used in crime policy and what are the barriers to using clear, high-quality evidence. It also questioned how we can use trials and experimental research on crime reduction to learn what works - and what does not.

 

 

There was no need to register and refreshments were provided.

 

 

 

What works: can experimental government make better policies?

 

 

This event took place inside the secure zone. 

ICC, Executive Room

 

At the 2014 Conservative Conference we hosted this fringe event with NatCen Social Research.

 

We need to test out new ideas and approaches, learn fast about what works best, and what doesn’t work. This may involve starting small and the rolling out nationally. Should we do more of these small scale tests to develop effective policies? How can we get governments to support more experimentation?

 

The event looked at the success of the Government’s current initiatives to promote experimental evidence, such as the network of What Works centres, and the Behavioural Insights Team.

 

 

There was no need to register and refreshments were provided.

    Speakers include

  • David Davis, MP (speaking at 'Experimental Government')
  • David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team; What Works National Advisor (speaking at 'Experimental Government')
  • John McDermott, The Financial Times (speaking at 'Experimental Government') - Chair
  • Caroline Turley, Joint Head, Crime and Justice Team, NatCen Social Research (speaking at 'Reducing Crime')
  • Dr Lisa Morrison Coulthard, Lead Policy Advisor, British Psychological Society (speaking at 'Reducing Crime')
  • Jonathan Breckon, Head, Alliance For Useful Evidence (speaking at both events)
  • Penny Young, Chief Executive, NatCen (speaking at 'Experimental Government')
  • Dr Prateek Buch, Director, Public Policy, Sense about Science (speaking at 'Reducing Crime')