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Cameron's fight back on crime

David Cameron tried to draw a line under the controversy surrounding his former Chief Whip with his first major speech on crime. The Prime Minister said he wants long sentences for the worst criminals and rehabilitation and education for others.

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Different approach needed to cut crime, Grayling says

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, who was appointed by David Cameron to replace Ken Clarke in last month's reshuffle, has said fresh action is essential to cut the rates of reoffending.

The reality at the moment, all too often, is that we release somebody on to the streets with £46 in their pocket - relatively little, if any, support.

We have to do this differently. We have got people coming back out onto the streets after prison who are as likely to reoffend again as not to reoffend. We have got to do things differently.

The benefit of a payment-by-results system is it forces the organisations working with you to look for what really does work because they don't get paid unless they do.

– Chris Grayling, speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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