Big Ideas

MetroPolis helps our researchers get the right information to the right people at the right time in the right format so as to influence decision making (Rock, 2009).

To see some of our big ideas follow the links below.

Personal Budgets For Offenders

Giving offenders a personal budget to spend on their rehabilitation would help offenders take control of their lives and think about the positives in their life, rather than the negatives. Read more...

Treat Youth Crime Prevention As A Health And Wellbeing Issue

To prevent youth crime disinvest in unevidenced and costly ‘late’ gang-reduction measures led by criminal justice; and instead switch investment to (cost-) effective preventative ‘early’ interventions led by public health practitioners. Read more...

Change how we think about Special Educational Needs and Disability

The current deficit model of special educational needs and disability should be replaced by a rights-based approach. Read more...

Close Assessment & Treatment Units (ATUs) for people with learning disabilities

All people with learning disabilities should be able to live in a place they can call home. Read more...

Co-operative Education

Since the 1980s a distinct feature of education reform in the UK has been to re-organise schools and the educational system around competitive logics, such as the market for pupil places in school choice. Read more...

The Arts An Incubator For New Ideas

The arts are sometimes offered up as a panacea for all life’s ills. Read more...