Is there a causal link between education and crime in the UK?

Crime reduction is high on the public policy agenda, particularly here in the UK against a backdrop of large funding cuts across Government. The UK Home Office has responsibility for reducing crime and criminal activity. So amongst other things, we’re talking about more police on the streets, more resources devoted to stopping things like cyber-crime and other white-collar crime, right? Well, yes. That is right. Dead right, in fact. But there’s more to it than that. The Department for Education will never introduce policies with the explicit aim of reducing crime, but education policies can nevertheless contribute to reducing crime Continue reading Is there a causal link between education and crime in the UK?