Drug dependence: treatment over incarceration – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 19th, 2016 in crime, drug abuse, drug offences, health, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Drug dependence has significant direct and indirect costs to society beyond the impact on individuals. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction estimates that in 2010 alone, between €3.7b to 5.9b of public money was spent on drug-law offenders in prisons in Europe. This figure does not include the cost of criminal justice responses to drug-using offenders who have been convicted of other crimes that may have been motivated in part by drug-dependency.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th October 2016

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Ched Evans’ family may ‘take action’ against Loose Women – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in complaints, consent, media, news, rape by sally

‘The family of footballer Ched Evans have said they may take legal action after a discussion of his rape acquittal on ITV’s Loose Women.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Pair jailed over £8m Birmingham Libra Club brothel – BBC News

‘A father and son who ran a brothel which made an estimated turnover of £8m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Parliament ‘very likely’ to be asked to agree Brexit deal – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2016 in EC law, news, parliament, treaties by sally

‘Parliament is “very likely” to be asked to ratify any future treaty agreement with the European Union, the high court has been told by lawyers for the government.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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House of Lords researcher jailed for 1,000 indecent images of children on Parliament laptop – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, parliament, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A House of Lords researcher who worked for a Conservative peer has been jailed after being caught accessing child pornography on parliamentary computers.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

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Man who stole car with baby inside sentenced to two years’ detention – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in children, drug abuse, kidnapping, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole a car with two children inside before abandoning the baby on a doorstep has been sentenced to two years’ detention.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Magistrates should be allowed to work past the age of 70 to solve staffing problems, MPs claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2016 in elderly, judiciary, magistrates, news, reports, retirement, select committees by sally

‘Magistrates should not be forced to retire at 70 if keeping them on would solve the recruitment crisis, a committee of MPs have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2016

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Magistrates’ courts need ‘younger, more diverse recruits’ – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in elderly, judiciary, magistrates, news, young persons by sally

‘Too many magistrates in England and Wales are “old and white”, one of the youngest justices in the country says.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2016

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Barristers say ‘over-reaction’ to Ched Evans case counterproductive – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2016 in barristers, news, rape, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘Leading criminal barristers are concerned that victims of sexual attacks may be “scared off” from coming forward by the “over-reaction” of some women’s rights campaigners following the Ched Evans rape verdict.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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