Home Office approved drug trials on young offenders in 1960s – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in medicines, news, pilot schemes, school children, young offenders by sally

‘The Home Office approved plans to carry out drug trials on children at two schools for young offenders in the 1960s, according to files released by the National Archives.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2016

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Threefold rise in number of sex offences in schools reported to police – The Guardian

‘The number of sex offences in schools reported to police has almost trebled in four years, a study has shown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2016

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Mumsnet cyber hacker ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in community service, computer crime, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who launched a cyber attack against parenting site Mumsnet – forcing it to reset millions of passwords – has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2016

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Teenager sentenced for Derby knife murder – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 1st, 2016 in murder, press releases, sentencing, violent disorder, weapons, young offenders by Mark L

‘A 16-year-old has been sentenced to 14 years in custody for the murder of 22-year-old Tom Webb, who was stabbed to death in the centre of Derby in January 2016.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2016

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Met ‘may be overly targeting BAME youths as gang members’ – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police may be overly targeting black and ethnic minority youths as gang members, resulting in them being treated more harshly by the courts, prisons and justice system, a review has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2016

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Teenagers sentenced for Primark toddler kidnap – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in kidnapping, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenage girls have been detained for more than three years each for kidnapping a child from a Primark store after luring her away from her mother with sweets.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Boy, 14, sentenced for manslaughter of Haile Langa – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced after being found guilty of stabbing a man to death in London.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Restraint use on child prisoners doubles, says Howard League – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2016 in charities, children, inquiries, news, prisons, restraint, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘Children held in custody in England and Wales are twice as likely to have force used against them by staff than they were five years ago, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

‘Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hours.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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Teenage girls given 12 months youth detention over Facebook baby kidnap plot – The Independent

‘Two teenage girls have been sentenced to 12 months youth detention for conspiracy to kidnap babies in September last year.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2016

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Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences – BBC News

‘Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, a report looking at their over-representation in the criminal justice system says.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2016

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Teenager jailed for life over machete killing in London park – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 17 year-old has been jailed for life after hacking another teenager to death with a Zombie Killer machete.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2016

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Youth justice announcement – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 13th, 2016 in detention, press releases, young offenders, Youth Justice Board by tracey

‘Written Ministerial Statement made by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th May 2016

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Medway youth offenders centre complaints ‘ignored’ – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2016 in complaints, detention, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of complaints about how G4S ran three youth offender centres were ignored, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2016

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Sentencing guidelines to reflect influence of technology – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The influence of technological developments on offending – such as sharing photos and videos on social media, and online grooming – have been factored into new sentencing proposals for young offenders.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th March 2016

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Young offenders who film crimes for social media could face tougher punishments – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2016 in consultations, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by sally

‘Young offenders could face tougher punishments if they film their crimes in order to post them on social media under new sentencing proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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Won’t Someone Think of the Children? – Panopticon

Posted May 6th, 2016 in detention, freedom of information, news, restraint, young offenders by tracey

‘There has long been considerable public concern over the restraint techniques used in young offender institutions and secure training centres. In Willow v Information Commissioner & Ministry of Justice [2016] UKUT 157 (AAC), the Upper Tribunal had to consider the public interest balance as it applied to section 31(1)(f) FOIA, i.e. information prejudicial to the maintenance of security and good order in prisons or other institutions in which people are detained. The request had been for the physical restraint training manual, and the FTT had upheld the application of the exemption.’

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Panopticon, 6th May 2016

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Government to take over running of G4S Medway young offenders unit after child abuse allegations – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2016 in bullying, detention, news, restraint, young offenders by tracey

‘Five members of staff were arrested after undercover filming in the unit appeared to show staff bullying vulnerable children and using unnecessary force to restrain them.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2016

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Young offenders handed a caution commit more crimes after Government shake-up – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in cautions, news, recidivists, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘More young offenders are going on to commit new crimes after being handed a “slap on the wrist”, following reforms by the Government, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2016

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