Their crimes provoke repulsion but it is our duty to rehabilitate sex offenders – The Guadian

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in news, prisons, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘In the wake of Stoke Mandeville’s report on Jimmy Savile, an award-winning project that works with prisoners has cut reoffending rates by 83%.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2015

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Sixty five young adults and teenagers have died in prison in last four years, report finds – The Independent

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in death in custody, mental health, news, prisons, standards, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Sixty five young adults and teenagers have died in prison in four years, a new report reveals.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2015

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Serious case review slams police failure in serial abuse of Oxford girls – The Guardian

‘More than 300 young people have been groomed and sexually exploited by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the past 15 years, a damning report into the failures of police and social services to stop years of sexual torture, trafficking and rape will reveal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2015

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Metal thefts ‘down by a third’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in fines, handling stolen goods, licensing, news, statistics, theft by sally

‘Metal thefts have fallen by a third in England and Wales since a new law to tackle the trade in stolen metal came into force, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2015

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Law in Tesco (not Tesco law) – The Future of Law

‘Family proceedings involving children where neither parent had legal representation, increased by 30% in the family court in 2013-14, revealed the National Audit Office last year in a report on legal aid.’

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The Future of Law, 20th February 2015

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Too many deaths in custody are preventable but staff lack mental health expertise, says human rights body – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, human rights, inquiries, mental health, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Hundreds of deaths in psychiatric units, prisons and police cells between 2010 and 2013 were avoidable and were caused by repeated “basic errors” by staff ignorant of mental-health risks, human rights advocates have said.’

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The Independent, 23rd February 2015

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Fifth of sex attack victims ‘asleep or unconscious’ – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2015 in crime, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘One in five serious sexual assaults targets someone who is unconscious or asleep, an official analysis suggests.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2015

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1.4 million women suffered domestic abuse last year, ONS figures show – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2015 in domestic violence, news, statistics, women by tracey

‘An estimated 1.4 million women and 700,000 men have suffered domestic abuse in the last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2015

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Every civil partnership in England and Wales since 2008 – mapped – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2015 in civil partnerships, news, statistics by sally

‘This map shows the parts of the country where the ceremonies were most popular in the five years leading up to the legalisation of gay marriage.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2015

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Schedule 1 to The Children Act 1989: Not Just for Wags – Family Law Week

‘Anita Mehta, barrister of Crown Office Row, Brighton, argues that Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 applications should not be regarded as the domain of footballers’ girlfriends or the uber-wealthy but as a powerful tool for meeting children’s needs in a wide variety of cases.’

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Family Law Week, 6th February 2015

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Serious assaults in prison ‘at highest level for ten years’ – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in assault, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘Serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reached their highest level for at least ten years, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Most racial discrimination investigations into police officers result in no action – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Eight in 10 investigations into alleged racial discrimination by police officers result in no further action being taken, figures released by a watchdog show today.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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UK broke law in fewer than 1% of European human rights cases in 2014 – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in delay, human rights, news, statistics by sally

‘The United Kingdom was found to have acted unlawfully in fewer than one per cent of the cases lodged against it last year at the European court of human rights (ECHR), it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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High court upholds legal aid rules in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Government regulations on access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence have been upheld by the high court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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‘Clare’s Law’ saves 1,300 women from violent partners in first year – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, murder, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A groundbreaking scheme that allows women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been hailed a success after figures showed that more than 1,300 such warnings have been issued in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2015

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Number of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales leaps 31% in a year – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes recorded by the police in England and Wales has risen by 31% in the past year to 24,043 – the highest level for at least 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Prison suicide rate at highest level since 2007, figures show – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘Prison suicides in England and Wales have risen to the highest level for seven years with 82 prisoners taking their own lives last year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Theresa May’s new FGM reporting rules ‘will stop families seeking help’ – The Guardian

‘Plans by the home secretary, Theresa May, to force health professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police are unlikely to lower the extent of abuse and risk dissuading families from seeking medical help, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2015

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Pledge to end locking up mentally ill in police cells – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in detention, hospitals, mental health, news, police, quality assurance, statistics by tracey

‘Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells. The NHS, councils and police are now set to come up with plans for how they will achieve this, the government said.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2015

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Disabled tenants to challenge bedroom tax in supreme court – The Guardian

‘A legal case to be heard at the supreme court will decide whether the government’s housing benefit regulations – the bedroom tax – discriminates unfairly against disabled adults. The ruling could have consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2015

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