‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Criminals ‘escaping justice’ by being given cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in cautions, London, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Almost 30,000 criminals including rapists and burglars ”have escaped the justice system” in the London area by being handed a police caution, it has been revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2014

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Paul O’Hara jailed for whole-life term over second girlfriend’s murder – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been given a whole-life prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend a year after his release for killing a previous partner.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2014

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Judge jails ‘worst car thief he has ever seen’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Ian Liversidge, 47, jumped into a grandmother’s Nissan Micra and sped off as she was getting her granddaughter out of the vehicle, before hitting a taxi.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

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Delay on tougher sentences for knife crime to avoid prison overcrowding – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2014 in news, offensive weapons, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is expected to delay the introduction of a guideline for minimum six-month jail sentences for those repeatedly caught carrying a knife because of the impact on the rising prison population.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2014

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Lady and the Tramp: judge issues warning to women about beggar rescued from streets by a countess – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, recidivists by sally

‘A former beggar rescued from the streets by a Countess before running off with a schoolgirl from Cheltenham Ladies College has been convicted of attacking his latest girlfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2014

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ fugitive on the run once again – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2014 in early release, fugitive offenders, news, parole, recidivists by michael

‘A robber who went on the run and taunted police with ‘Catch Me If You Can’-style messages has disappeared again after being granted early release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2014

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Prison for a day – the real issues continue to be ignored – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 20th, 2014 in community service, fines, imprisonment, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Last week we read that the Centre for Social Justice, a think tank set up by Iain Duncan Smith, has promulgated a new approach to sentencing, based on an American model. Those of you who are not of tender years will recall another approach to sentencing we took from the Americans – the sentencing guidelines; look how well they have turned out.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th May 2014

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Conwoman who used the police to warn off a journalist is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2014 in fraud, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Neelam Desai is jailed for fraud after using the police to warn off journalist Gareth Davies who was investigating her business dealings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2014

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What can we learn from drug courts? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Why were drug courts set up?

The introduction of drug courts in the UK has followed a slightly different trajectory to other jurisdictions, where drug courts filled an important gap in the range of community-based sanctions available to the courts to deal with drug-related crime.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th May 2014

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Knife crime sentencing – let’s cut the politics – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 7th, 2014 in assault, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Chris Grayling announced an intention to amend the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to include a provision providing for a six-month minimum sentence for a second knife-related offence. This was met with opposition from Grayling’s Liberal coalition partners (more of which later).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th May 2014

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Palestinian asylum seeker to be deported for ‘appalling crime history’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, drug trafficking, news, recidivists by tracey

‘A convicted Palestinian drug dealer is finally being thrown out of Britain after using the Human Rights Act to remain in the UK for an eight-year crime spree.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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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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