Around 200,000 criminals released from prison every year are to be supervised by the private sector, in a move opponents are calling the demise of public probation in England and Wales.
Citizen police academies could help reluctant members of the public become more actively involved in keeping their communities safe, a report out today argues.
Changes to the law on remand will hinder the public from knowing when a convicted criminal walks free from the court, politics.co.uk can reveal.
A guaranteed jail sentence for all those convicted of using a knife to threaten or endanger others is meeting a frosty reaction from campaigners.
David Cameron will insist the government can have its rehabilitation revolution at the same time as bringing "retribution" on the country's criminals in a speech this lunchtime.
Read home secretary Theresa May's speech in full to the Conservative Party conference.