Judges criticise impact of legal aid cuts – The Guardian

‘There has been a large increase in unrepresented claimants, outbreaks of courtroom violence, extra litigation and increased costs, according to senior judges who have criticised the impact of legal aid cuts in the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2014

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A voice for victims of crime – The Guardian

‘Justice isn’t just about sentencing: it’s about encouraging victims to come forward in the first place. Labour’s planned law will help. By Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2014

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Vulnerable witness reforms proposed by Keir Starmer in new ‘victims’ law’ – BBC News

‘Radical changes to the way vulnerable witnesses are treated in court are being considered by the Labour Party.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2014 in criminal injuries compensation, dogs, news, violence by tracey

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another [2014] EWCA Civ 65;  [2014] WLR (D)  45

‘In order to determine whether conduct which amounted to an offence contrary to section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 of being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place was a “crime of violence”, for the purposes of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, it was necessary to have regard to the nature of the offence rather than its consequences. Negligently to allow a dog to escape, even a dog known to be aggressive, did not constitute a crime of violence.’

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2014

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Smacking: what is the law and should it be changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 9th, 2014 in corporal punishment, crime, news, violence by sally

‘In an interview with the Independent, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has expressed her view that smacking should be banned. “Because in law you are forbidden from striking another adult, and from physically chastising your pets”, she said, “but somehow there is a loophole around the fact that you can physically chastise your child.”’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th January 2014

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Violent rapists face tougher sentences – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2013 in news, rape, sentencing, violence by michael

“Tougher penalties for extremely violent rapes are to be introduced later this year, the new chairman of the Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Treacy, has revealed.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2013

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Inside Feltham: Why London’s Young Offender Institution is one of the scariest prisons in Britain – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in death in custody, news, prisons, reports, standards, violence, young persons by sally

“A recent report painted a shocking picture of abuse and violence at the prison. Archie Bland meets ex-inmates, and people who have lost relatives there.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2013

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Hollyoaks train death scene breaks Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2013 in children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, violence by sally

“Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks has been censured over a fight scene where one of the main characters was killed by a speeding train.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2013

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Islamic TV channel fined £85,000 for inciting violence – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in fines, incitement, Islam, media, news, violence by sally

“The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined an Islamic TV channel £85,000, for inciting violence.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2013

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Feltham young offenders institute condemned for violence and baton-use – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2013 in gangs, news, prisons, violence, weapons, young offenders by sally

“Prison staff drew and threatened to use extendable batons on more than 100 occasions last year to curb high levels of violence inside Britain’s largest youth jail, prison inspectors have revealed.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2013

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Birmingham City Council v James (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 23rd, 2013 in appeals, ASBOs, gangs, injunctions, law reports, local government, violence by sally

Birmingham City Council v James (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 552; [2013] WLR (D) 185

“If the conditions in section 34 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 were met then an injunction to prevent gang-related violence was appropriate. The court would not be required to ask itself whether an anti-social behaviour order under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 would have provided an adequate remedy.”

WLR Daily, 17th May 2013

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Jail for soldier who terrorised bus with fake gun – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in armed forces, firearms, news, sentencing, violence by sally

“A former soldier who left bus passengers fearing for their lives after he pointed a replica gun at them has been jailed for five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2013

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‘Violence risk’ after military tours – BBC News

“Younger members of the armed forces returning from duty are more likely to
commit violent offences than the rest of the population, a study suggests.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

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A dangerous use of police force to quell protest – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, police, violence, violent disorder by sally

“The Alfie Meadows ruling is a reminder of the coalition’s hypocrisy on non-violent protest.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2013

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Crime statistics for England & Wales: violent crime and sexual offences – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2013 in crime, news, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

“2.1m violent incidents were recorded in 2011/12 by the Crime Survey for England and Wales. See what the latest figures say.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2013

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Child protection standards slide in Edlington torture case council – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2012 in child abuse, child neglect, children, news, reports, social services, violence by tracey

“Child protection standards in the social services department at the centre of the Edlington torture scandal have got worse rather then better despite high-profile Government intervention, a report will show today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2012

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Violence against women not glamorised in age-restricted computer game online ads, watchdog says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2012 in advertising, children, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen, video games, violence by sally

“An advert for a computer game that contained ‘scenes of graphic violence’ involving fighting between a man and several women wearing ‘sexually provocative clothing’ was not likely to cause widespread offence or distress to viewers, was not socially irresponsible and did not glamorise violence against women, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 2012

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Facebook is fuelling violence, claims judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in community service, internet, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

“Facebook has been criticised by a judge for encouraging violence because people feel more they can post offensive messages they would never say face to face.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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Tomlinson death case officer faces Met disciplinary hearing – The Guardian

“The police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson on the fringes of the G20 protests in London will this week face further scrutiny into his conduct through an internal Metropolitan police disciplinary hearing which, unusually, will be held in public. It will be only the second time such an internal police hearing will take place in the open since a 2008 law gave the Independent Police Complaints Commission powers to compel this in instances with particular public interest.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2012

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US self-defence expert banned from entering UK – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2012 in immigration, news, self-defence, violence by sally

“An American expert in violent self-defence has been excluded from entering the UK by the Home Office.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2012

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