Britain’s justice system, once the envy of the world, is in a state of chaos. Violent crime and murder are at historic levels; youth violence, knife crime, drug-related offending and gangs are out of control; social media and the internet provide safe havens for criminals to operate with impunity. Here, one of the UK’s leading criminal barristers provides an insider’s view of our fractured justice system, complete with fascinating cases, interviews and first-hand accounts. He travels the world to learn from different approaches to justice, from clinics for supervised drug use in Switzerland, to India, Scottish prisons and Alabama’s draconian penal system. With humane and pragmatic solutions for real change, this book goes beyond the ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric around law and order, offering a radical vision that could lead to the lowest crime rate on earth.