Chris Halliwell found guilty of Becky Godden murder – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2016 in murder, news, police, prostitution, recidivists by tracey

‘Police said there was a “distinct possibility” that a taxi driver twice convicted of murdering young women could be responsible for other unsolved killings. Christopher Halliwell, 52, laughed as a guilty verdict was returned at Bristol crown court on Monday and smiled at relatives of Becky Godden, who went missing aged 20 in 2003 when she was a sex worker in Swindon.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2016

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Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in mental health, news, recidivists, restraint, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An “obsessed” stalker has been jailed for three years after bombarding the BBC’s Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis with letters and emails over a period of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Lie detector tests for sex offenders: Police catch criminal reoffending after using polygraph machine – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2016 in lie detectors, news, police, recidivists, sexual offences by tracey

‘A convicted sex offender had admitted reoffending after police asked him to take a lie detector test when concerns were raised about his behaviour.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2016

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Rapist jailed for life following attack on grieving mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A brutal sex attacker has been jailed for life after admitting raping a grieving mother as she placed flowers on the grave of her six-year-old son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2016

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Ben Butler guilty of murdering daughter Ellie – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter just 11 months after she was returned to his care following a custody battle’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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Knife crime: Almost half of repeat offenders spared jail – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in news, offensive weapons, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Almost half of repeat knife offenders were not immediately jailed, despite new legislation requiring judges to impose a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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I’ve seen how our jails wreck human potential. Reform will take courage – The Guardian

‘Reoffending costs £13bn a year – and giving inmates an education is the best way to prevent it, says a member of the Coates review panel’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2016

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Hope is at the heart of my prisons reform – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2016 in education, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

‘Prisons exist to keep society safer. When we put criminals behind bars we take them off our streets, prevent them from preying on the innocent and uphold the clear bright line between right and wrong. But if we really want to fight crime as effectively as possible, we must do more than just incapacitate criminals for the length of their sentence. We need to ensure that when they leave jail they do not offend again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2016

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Unlocking potential: a review of education in prison – Ministry of Justice

‘Dame Sally Coates’ report and recommendations following her review of education in prison.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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Biggest shake-up of prison system announced as part of Queen’s Speech – Ministry of Justice

‘More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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Reducing women’s imprisonment: sentencing of mothers – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Ciara O’Neill wrote recently on the Halsbury’s Law Exchange about Michael Gove’s talk on 4 November at the AGM of the Howard League for Penal Reform: “He believes that our sentencing framework needs a complete overhaul…Gove recognised that evidence shows short sentences are more likely than not to lead to recidivism, and that the system needs a more appropriate sentencing framework. This will be based on extensive research into the effectiveness of current sentencing practices.” (“Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM“).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd May 2016

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Young offenders handed a caution commit more crimes after Government shake-up – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in cautions, news, recidivists, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘More young offenders are going on to commit new crimes after being handed a “slap on the wrist”, following reforms by the Government, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2016

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Woman who discovered husband was paedophile during honeymoon five years ago is still trying to divorce him – The Independent

‘A woman who discovered she had married a convicted paedophile during their honeymoon is still trying to divorce him after five years.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2016

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BBC’s Jimmy Savile abuse report to be published next week – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2016 in BBC, news, recidivists, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘The long-awaited report into sexual abuse at the BBC, prompted by the Jimmy Savile scandal, has been delivered to the corporation and will be published by the broadcaster next week.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2016

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Levi Bellfield: Profile of ‘heinous’ serial killer – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2016 in murder, news, recidivists by sally

‘Described by his most high-profile victim’s family as “truly heinous”, who is serial killer Levi Bellfield?’

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BBC News, 10th February 2016

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Prisons which release most criminals who reoffend will be named and shamed, David Cameron pledges – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2016 in news, prisons, recidivists by tracey

‘David Cameron also wants to create six “reform prisons” whose governors would be given more freedom to implement reforms and control spending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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Britain’s ‘most convicted criminal’ commits 630th offence – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2016 in news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Patrick Ryan believed to have longest list of convictions of any offender in 40-year life of crime that has cost taxpayer as much as £3 million.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2016

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One in 12 criminals reoffends just 18 days after being freed from prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in news, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘Official figures disclose shocking rate of reoffending by thousands of freed inmates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Knickers stealing Devon man is jailed – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2016 in burglary, news, recidivists, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A serial underwear thief stole knickers from homes and washing lines 120 times, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2016

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