In this online lecture, Benoit Guerin, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government, will discuss how well prepared the criminal justice system was for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 has caused severe disruptions for public services including the criminal justice system. As well as discussing how prepared the police, criminal courts and prisons were for the pandemic, Benoit will discuss the opportunities and challenges they faced prior to it, such as managing the impact of an increase in the number of police officers. He will also share lessons the criminal justice system can learn to improve future crisis response.
Benoit Guerin is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government. He leads work on specialist skills in the civil service and works on public services including policing. Benoit joined the IfG from the National Audit Office where he worked on cross-government reviews. Prior to that, he was part of the performance and evaluation team at RAND Europe and advised governments on public policy issues.