One of the things that brought me into politics is a belief in the importance of law and order.
I have published research making the case for longer prison sentences. The Prime Minister quoted from my research when he announced that we will build more prisons and end automatic early release.
I'm pleased that the Government are now recruiting an extra 20,000 police.
It is good that crime is down overall since 2010, but it is still far too high and we must stop violent crime rising.
I have huge admiration for our police and prison officers and am making the case to make sure they have the resources they need to do their job. I’m also encouraging people to take steps to deter criminals, and encouraging local councils to invest in more CCTV.
I've also campaigned on issues like banning stealth mobile phones which are smuggled into prisons - I want to make sure the law keeps up so we can crack down on new technologies and methods used by criminals.