Could legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse? – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in crime, domestic violence, harassment, news by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May could soon announce a new offence in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse. The law will cover coercive and controlling behaviour within a relationship, as legislation already exists to tackle violence. But why is it needed?’

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BBC News, 8th December 2014

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Judge resigns after making racist remark about victim – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2014 in crime, immigration, judges, news, professional conduct, racism, victims by sally

‘An immigration judge has been forced to resign as a district judge after making a racist remark about a crime victim.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2014

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Criminals breaching community orders ‘should be jailed for a week’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in crime, crime prevention, news, probation, sentencing by sally

‘Major new report calls for new ‘short, sharp shock’ for prolific offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2014

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Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? – Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? (PDF)

Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

The Bar Council, 24th November 2014

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Why do we ignore the mental health aspects of crime? – BBC News

‘When 16-year-old Will Cornick admitted murdering the schoolteacher Ann Maguire, the reaction was one of shock and bewilderment.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Rise in racist, religious and homophobic hate crimes in London – The Independent

‘Hate crimes motivated by racism, religion and homophobia have significantly increased in London over the past year, a new report has warned.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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Police apology over caution for woman who burned taxi driver’s turban – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in assault, cautions, crime, news, police, Sikhism, taxis by sally

‘Police have apologised after a woman who tore off a Sikh taxi driver’s turban and burned it in front of him, was given a caution.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington – Free Movement

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in asylum, crime, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘Law is pretty abstract. Unlike the role of a doctor or a builder, that of a lawyer is difficult to explain to a young mind. When my children eventually ask me about what I do when I “work” (confusingly simultaneously a place I seem to go to and a thing I do at home; either takes me away from them) my plan is to explain that I help strangers from far off places find new homes. Like Paddington Bear.’

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Free Movement, 1st December 2014

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Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2014 in crime, harassment, homosexuality, news, police, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘Some of the UK’s biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Illegal immigration Bill – solution to a problem that doesn’t exist – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 25th, 2014 in bills, crime, immigration, news by sally

‘Do we need any new laws? Christopher Chope, the Tory MP for Christchurch thinks so. He’s introduced the Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill 2014. It is short – only three clauses, and its aim is clear from the title, and this is made clear from the Preamble. This is a Bill to “Make provision for criminal sanctions against those who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority”.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th November 2014

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The jail that has reduced violence by helping inmates escape from the gang – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in crime, families, gangs, murder, news, prisons, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘Gang rivalries are driving up assaults in custody, but one prison has cut violent incidents by 75%.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2014

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Woman’s rape was not investigated ‘because she took her clothes off’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, consent, crime, news, police, rape, victims by sally

‘Police watchdog reveals how police wrongly presumed a rape victim must have “consented” to sex.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2014

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Police failing to record quarter of all sexual offences, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Police officers fail to record a quarter of sexual offences – including rapes – and one-third of violent attacks, a damning report by the police watchdog has concluded.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2014

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Foetal alcohol syndrome compensation case goes before Court of Appeal – The Independent

Posted November 5th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, appeals, crime, news, pregnancy, women by sally

‘A six-year-old girl born with disabilities caused by her mother drinking while she was in the womb could be awarded criminal injuries compensation at a case being heard by the Court of Appeal tomorrow.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2014

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Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in crime, homicide, internet, murder, news, suicide by sally

‘Researchers at Birmingham City University have identified six types of killer who use Facebook to commit crimes, in the first-ever study on how the social networking site can affect criminal behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2014

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Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2014 in crime, drug abuse, drug offences, enforcement, evidence, health, news, reports by sally

‘There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the government’s first evidence-based study.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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Disability hate crime convictions drop, says CPS – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in crime, disabled persons, harassment, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘Prosecutors have pledged to do more to tackle disability hate crime after a drop in the number of convictions.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2014

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White collar crime reform considered – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The attorney general has revealed that the government is considering changing the evidential basis for prosecuting white collar crime.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th October 2014

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Rapes increase by 29% as overall crime falls in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in crime, news, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level, police figures have shown.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2014

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