Job-hunting with a criminal past – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in criminal records, employment, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘A change in the law means thousands of ex-offenders looking for work will have their records wiped far sooner. But what is job-hunting like for those with a criminal past?’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Derek Williams jailed over abuse images and bestiality videos – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2014 in indecent photographs of children, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘A paedophile previously spared prison because of overcrowding has been jailed for downloading child abuse images and videos of bestiality.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2014

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Dennehy murder case: Why do women kill? – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2014 in murder, news, recidivists, women by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of aiding triple murderer Joanna Dennehy. What makes her case so rare, and why do women kill?’

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BBC News, 12th February 2014

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Sex offenders freed from prison without treatment will ‘create more victims’ – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2014 in news, persistent offenders, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

‘Prisons across England and Wales are routinely releasing dangerous sex offenders without putting them through treatment programmes because budget cuts have left places critically scarce.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2014

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‘Secure college’ plans for young offenders revealed – BBC News

‘Plans to build the first “secure college” for young criminals in England and Wales have been confirmed by ministers.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Mental health staff to be based in police stations – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2014 in mental health, news, nurses, pilot schemes, police, recidivists by sally

‘Mental health nurses are to be based in police stations and courts in 10 areas of England as part of a pilot scheme aimed at cutting reoffending.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2014

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Prisons: Efforts to cut reoffending ‘not working’ – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2013 in news, prisons, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, reports by sally

‘Efforts to stop prisoners reoffending are “not working” and should be the subject of a major policy review, two senior inspectors have said.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2013

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Timpson – Repairing Offenders’ Lives – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted December 4th, 2013 in employment, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, statistics by sally

‘John Timpson hopes more employers will follow in his footsteps and give ex-offenders a second chance.’

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 29th November 2013

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Clampdown on cautions for repeat offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 15th, 2013 in cautions, persistent offenders, police, press releases, recidivists by tracey

“Criminals should no longer be able to receive a second caution for the same, or similar, offence committed in a two year period Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th November 2013

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M25 rapist Antoni Imiela denied appeal against conviction – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, news, rape, recidivists by tracey

“Serial rapist Antoni Imiela has been denied leave to appeal against his 2012 conviction for a rape attack on Christmas Day 1987.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2013

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Internet access in jails ‘can cut reoffending’ – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2013 in internet, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

“Prisoners should have access to computers and the internet to help with re-integration into society and reduce re-offending once they are released, according to research.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Truth about dangerous mental patients let out to kill – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 7th, 2013 in criminal justice, homicide, inquiries, mental health, news, recidivists, statistics by sally

“The NHS trust that left a dangerous schizophrenic to kill a Birmingham schoolgirl allowed six other patients to kill people last year alone, The Telegraph has learnt.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2013

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Former international hockey player stole £450 of groceries from Sainsbury’s by self-scanning EVERYTHING as loose onions – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2013 in community service, news, recidivists, theft by sally

“A 25-year-old former international hockey player has been found guilty of stealing up to £450 of groceries from Sainsbury’s by regularly self-scanning all the items in his basket as loose onions.”

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The Independent, 1st October 2013

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Slough rapist Arshad Arif jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2013 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“A rapist described by police as a ‘dangerous predatory offender’ has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

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Thousands of dangerous drink-drivers are reoffenders – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2013 in drunk in charge, news, police, recidivists, road safety, statistics by sally

“As new figures show the number of people killed in drink-driving crashes rose by 17%, the BBC has discovered that thousands of drink-drivers are repeat offenders.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

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Jail terms increased for burglars who targeted elderly – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2013 in appeals, burglary, elderly, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“Two men who burgled dozens of homes in front of their elderly victims have had their sentences increased by a judge who said they left ‘a trail of misery’.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2013

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One in seven murders committed by suspects on bail – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2013 in bail, murder, news, recidivists by sally

“One in seven murders in Britain is committed by suspects who have been bailed while awaiting trial for other crimes, new Ministry of Justice figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2013

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Lifers released on licence to kill again – Daily Telegraph

“Five murderers who were released on licence from their life sentences have killed again in the past four years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2013

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‘Sadistic’ paedophile Christopher Atkins jailed for ‘vile’ attack on toddler – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2013 in child cruelty, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

“A paedophile who carried out a life-threatening sexual assault on a toddler after social services failed to conduct background checks has been jailed for seventeen and a half years.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2013

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Work to rehabilitate life sentence prisoners could improve, say inspectors – CrimeLine

Posted September 12th, 2013 in news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, release on licence, reports by tracey

“Most life sentence prisoners did not reoffend and were able to lead productive lives on release, said Liz Calderbank, Chief Inspector of Probation, and Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of a joint inspection into life sentence prisoners. However, they added that the work done with life sentence prisoners at key points in their sentence could be improved.”

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CrimeLine, 12th September 2013

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