Glen Parva suicidal detainee ‘not kept safe’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in inquests, mental health, news, standards, suicide, young offenders by tracey

‘A man with mental health problems killed himself at a young offenders institute after he was wrongly judged “low risk” and was inadequately monitored, an inquest jury has decided.’

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BBC New, 11th September 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part III – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 10th, 2014 in children, criminal justice, internet, news, prisons, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the third of this four–part series, Richard Gibbs writes that the criminal justice system is predicated on finding the fairest way of dealing with juveniles.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 3rd September 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part II – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th August 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part I – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 21st August 2014

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Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, learning difficulties, murder, news, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, robbery, young offenders by sally

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 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

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Boy sentenced to four years for rape of girl aged 10 – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years for raping a 10-year-old girl in Shrewsbury town centre.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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Teenager jailed for life for beating engineer to death in unprovoked cocaine-fuelled attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2014 in drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Teenager is jailed after he beat an engineer to death while his friend filmed attack on her iPhone.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2014

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Teenager fined after taking selfie in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in contempt of court, costs, fines, news, photography, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Joel Norris took a photo of himself and four co-defendants during his trial and uploaded it on to Twitter saying, ‘Lads in the court box lol’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2014

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Teenagers sentenced for ‘wicked’ murder of Liverpool man in gang attack – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Five teenagers described as a “marauding mob” have been sentenced for the brutal murder of a young man in a Liverpool launderette.’

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The Independent, 2nd July 2014

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Bedtimes introduced for young offenders – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2014 in codes of practice, enforcement, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

‘All young offenders will face strict bedtimes for the first time, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2014

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Michael Piggin trial collapses after jury fails to reach verdicts – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in explosives, firearms, juries, news, retrials, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre at his former school in Loughborough has walked free from court after the collapse of his second trial.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2014

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Luton boy, 16, filmed beating animals banned for life – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in animal cruelty, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who had footage on his phone of him kicking a cat in the face and repeatedly beating a dog has been banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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Plan for Europe’s biggest children’s prison ‘would put young offenders at increased risk of harm or death’ – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2014 in bills, children, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

‘Controversial plans to build Europe’s biggest children’s prison in the Midlands would put young offenders at increased risk of harm and even death, campaigners warned last night.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2014

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Teenagers guilty of Liverpool launderette murder – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2014 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Five teenagers, some as young as 14, have been found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old man in a Liverpool launderette.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2014

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Sex abuser Christopher Mancini ‘could have been prosecuted earlier’ – BBC News

‘A teenager who was jailed for 49 sexual offences involving 13 boys could have been prosecuted earlier, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2014

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Boy’s ‘campaign of rape’ against nine-year-old sister – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2014 in incest, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who carried out a “campaign of rape” against his younger sister has been given a 10-year custodial sentence.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2014

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Impose tougher sentences for knife crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2014 in judges, magistrates, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The most senior judge in England and Wales has called on magistrates to impose tougher sentences for youths who carry knives.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2014

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Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening): [2014] EWHC 1041 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  166

‘Any order made by any court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years could not extend to reports of the proceedings after the subject of the order had reached the age of majority at 18.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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