“If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?”: The Harassment of Cafcass and Local Authority Workers in Family Law Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in damages, harassment, injunctions, news, social services, violence by tracey

‘Bianca Jackson, barrister of Coram Chambers, sets out the civil remedies available to persons subjected to harassment.’

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Family Law Week, 15th November 2016

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Fewer prison officers and more assaults: how UK prison staffing has changed – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in news, prison officers, prisons, violence by sally

‘This week’s walkouts by prison officers were in protest at staff shortages and escalating violence – and the data shows that the ratio of staff to offenders has indeed dropped in the last few years.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2016

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Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society – Ministry of Justice

‘Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2016

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Prisons in England and Wales get boost of 2,500 new staff to tackle violence -The Guardian

‘An extra 2,500 frontline prison staff are to be recruited to tackle soaring levels of gang violence, drug abuse and attacks on staff and inmates inside prisons across England and Wales, the justice secretary is to announce.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2016

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New crisis in prisons as suicides hit record levels – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2016 in news, prisons, suicide, violence by sally

‘Suicides in prison have reached “epidemic” proportions, with rates of self-harm and violence soaring to unprecedented levels. In addition, experts say the situation in women’s jails is now worse than a decade ago, when a landmark report was commissioned amid widespread concerns about deteriorating standards.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2016

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Prison violence epidemic partly due to staff cuts, MoJ admits – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2016 in budgets, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has explicitly acknowledged that staff cuts are a factor in the rising tide of violence in prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in murder, news, reports, violence by tracey

‘Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Orgreave: Home Secretary to announce inquiry into police violence against miners – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2016 in inquiries, media, miners, news, police, violence by tracey

‘The Government will announce an inquiry into police conduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave in 1984, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2016

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Young offender institutions: What is life like for inmates? – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2016 in news, prisons, violence, young offenders by sally

‘Levels of violence in young offender institutions have been described as unacceptably high, with inmates and staff facing the daily threat of beatings and stabbings.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2016

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London Underground sees huge spike in reported sex crimes and violence – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2016 in London, news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

‘Customers on the London Underground have suffered a 41 per cent increase in violent crimes, including sex crimes, in the past year, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2016

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Prison safety ‘deteriorating’ in England and Wales, say MPs – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in news, prison officers, prisons, reports, select committees, suicide, violence by sally

‘Prison safety in England and Wales has “deteriorated further” and urgently needs improving as figures show escalating self-harm, violence and disorder, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2016

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UK prison system ‘in total meltdown’ as sexual assaults and violent crimes soar in jails – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, violence by tracey

‘An alarming rise in the number of murders, sexual assaults and attempted hangings has sparked warnings the prison system is on the “verge of collpase”.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2016

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What sort of justice do survivors of sexual war crimes want? – The Guardian

‘Convicting perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict is a milestone but we also need to enable survivors to build their future.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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HMP Doncaster: Inspectors criticise safety at ‘very poor’ site – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2016 in health & safety, news, prisons, reports, violence by tracey

‘A prison branded inadequate two years ago remains “very poor”, with “many violent incidents” leaving staff and inmates injured, inspectors have said. Privately-run HMP Doncaster suffered from a “lack of staff” and “ineffective initiatives” aimed at reducing violence, a report said.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse – The Guardian

‘Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales to better fight online abuse, as the internet is increasingly used as a weapon by perpetrators of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence against women.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2016

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Violent murderer entitled to compensation for human rights breach, judge finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2016 in compensation, delay, human rights, murder, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that Anwar Hussain was a victim of a ‘systematic failure’ after his Parole Board hearing was delayed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2016

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Vulnerable victims of violence ‘at risk’ over funding uncertainty – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in bills, budgets, news, refugees, victims, violence, women by sally

‘The most vulnerable victims of violent crimes, including abused women and refugees, are being put at a greater risk over uncertainty in funding to frontline services, officials have warned in a letter to the government. Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) from across England have called on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to provide urgent clarification of the grants available to victims’ services.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2016

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‘I was violently attacked but my case was dropped because I had been drinking’ – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, victims, violence, witnesses, women by sally

‘After I was mugged, a suspect was arrested but the case was dropped because of ‘grave concerns’ about the credibility of my evidence. Can a new law protect thousands of women like me?’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Hidden rise in violent crime driven by growth in violence against women – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in crime, domestic violence, news, statistics, violence, women by sally

‘Women are bearing the brunt of an invisible rise in violent crime, a new analysis shows. Domestic violence and violence against women have increased since 2009, researchers found, pushing up overall levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Gang members banned from Birmingham’s Ladywood – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2016 in gangs, injunctions, news, violence by tracey

‘Three brothers and a friend have been banned for two years from the area of Birmingham in which they live following the imposition of gang injunctions.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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