New rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in assault, press releases, prisons, prosecutions, sentencing, violence by tracey

‘A significant step forward in the fight against violence in prisons has been taken, with the publication of a joint national protocol.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th February 2015

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Critics of Islam prevented from entering UK to attend Lee Rigby rally – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This short case involves the old dilemma of public order law: whether it is right to shut down speech when the speaker himself does not intend to incite violence, but whose presence it is said may lead third parties to commit violence. Indeed the facts of this particular case go further than that , because the applicants had no plans to make any public address during their proposed visit to Britain. It was their presence alone which was feared would inflame “community tensions”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2015

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Margate ‘potato masher attacker’ Mariusz Dobkowski who befriended elderly man before beating him almost to death is jailed for life – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2015 in attempts, elderly, fugitive offenders, murder, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘A young man who befriended an elderly gentleman at a bus stop before following him home and beating him with a potato masher and a poker has been sentenced to life in jail.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2015

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Pornography online is driving ‘horrific’ crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in internet, judges, murder, news, pornography, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘Lord Chief Justice warns that extreme material on the internet appears to be intensifying the actions of some murderers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2015

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Discrimination – tendency to physical abuse – Education Law Blog

‘A three-judge Upper Tribunal panel X v GB of a school has considered the exclusion of a tendency to physical abuse from the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.’

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Education Law Blog, 25th January 2015

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British jihadi who faked his own death faces jail over terrorism offences – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in deceit, news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, violence, weapons by sally

‘A Briton who fought in Syria with an Islamist group then faked his own death and tried to return home undetected admitted terrorism offences at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Virgin teenager Ben Moynihan: Guilty of stabbing women – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in attempts, autism, murder, news, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘An 18-year-old man has been found guilty of attempting to stab three women to death.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Stricter rules for the pornography industry – what has changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 14th, 2015 in film industry, news, obscenity, pornography, regulations, violence by tracey

‘Video-on-demand material is now subject to additional restrictions as of 1 December 2014. Material either rated or to be rated as R18 by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) must be placed behind access controls. In addition, material either refused or would be refused a classification by the BBFC is banned.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th January 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Female detainees at Yarl’s Wood routinely humiliated, claims report – The Guardian

‘Women detained in the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre are routinely humiliated by male staff who monitor them while they are dressing, showering and using the toilet, or are naked in their rooms, a report into the treatment of female asylum seekers reveals. The report, by the charity Women for Refugee Women, noted that many female asylum seekers detained at Yarl’s Wood, in Bedfordshire, have been victims of sexual violence in their home countries.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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Al Sweady Inquiry expected to clear British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in armed forces, homicide, human rights, inquiries, news, violence by sally

‘The five-year-long Al Sweady Inquiry is expected to say serious allegations were based on lies and speculation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2014

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Two Britons jailed for 13 years for joining jihadi group in Syria – The Guardian

‘Two British men who travelled to Syria to join an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group have been jailed for nearly 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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Why do we ignore the mental health aspects of crime? – BBC News

‘When 16-year-old Will Cornick admitted murdering the schoolteacher Ann Maguire, the reaction was one of shock and bewilderment.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Rise in racist, religious and homophobic hate crimes in London – The Independent

‘Hate crimes motivated by racism, religion and homophobia have significantly increased in London over the past year, a new report has warned.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2014 in crime, harassment, homosexuality, news, police, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘Some of the UK’s biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Teenager who shot his girlfriend gets nine years’ detention for manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in firearms, gangs, homicide, news, robbery, sentencing, violence, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who shot dead his girlfriend on his birthday has been sentenced to nine years’ detention for her manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Man found guilty of attempted murder over London hammer attack – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in attempts, burglary, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, violence by sally

‘A man who savagely beat three sisters in a “sustained and vicious” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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Judy Finnigan and the danger of belittling rape – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 16th, 2014 in media, news, rape, victims, violence by sally

‘The broadcaster Judy Finnigan has been the cynosure of all eyes after ill-considered remarks she made on ITV’s “Loose Women” show on Monday 13 October 2014, when referring to convicted rapist and sometime Wales international and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th October 2014

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Prison ‘crisis’ denied by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, statistics, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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