The Committee for Home Affairs issues a survey about crime and justice every two years to find out more about public opinion. The Committee brought in an independent review team to conduct an additional survey in 2019 as a part of the Justice Review.
The most recent crime and justice survey was in 2018 and the next is planned for 2020. These have previously examined experiences of general crime, views on the criminal justice system and criminal justice institutions.
This Justice Review has taken a broader view of justice policy, reflecting on the Bailiwick of Guernsey's commitment to inclusion, equality of opportunity, and social justice from birth to adult life. As well as looking at how the criminal justice system itself works — law enforcement, the courts, probation and prisons—the Review Team explored opinions on what more could be done to prevent crime in the Bailiwick. In addition, they looked at the family justice system—which is used to deal with disputes when families break down and to ensure that children at risk are protected— and responses to financial crime.
The Justice Review survey is now closed and results will be published in due course.