Harry Styles stalker: Homeless man told to keep away from star – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in community service, homelessness, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A homeless man convicted of stalking Harry Styles after camping outside his house has been banned from going within 250m of the singer.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2019

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The limits of the inherent jurisdiction (1) – Local Government Lawyer

‘Mr Justice Cobb recently handed down two important decisions on the scope of the inherent jurisdiction at the border of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In the first of two articles on these rulings, the Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers examine a case concerning a young adult and the use of the inherent jurisdiction to authorise deprivations of liberty where there is no statutory framework in place.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2019

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Rastamouse creator sentenced for £8,000 benefit fraud – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2019 in benefits, community service, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The creator of the children’s TV character Rastamouse has been ordered to do community service for benefit fraud, after the judge’s daughter said the author should not be jailed.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2019

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London borough prosecutes man who tried to take over council flat by claiming to be nephew of deceased tenant – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has successfully prosecuted a man who fraudulently tried to take over the council tenancy of a resident who had passed away by pretending to be his nephew.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th August 2019

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Carer sentenced for having sex with ‘vulnerable’ client – BBC News

‘A carer with learning difficulties who had sex with a “vulnerable” client should not have been working in the care industry, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Woman sentenced for faking terminal illness to con charity into paying for her wedding – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who claimed she had terminal cancer so she could con a small charity into paying for a wedding ceremony has today been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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Man jailed for 50 minutes in ‘shortest ever prison sentence’ – The Independent

‘A man has been given what is believed to be Britain’s shortest jail sentence of just 50 minutes.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2019

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Nigel Farage milkshake attack man convicted and sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 21st, 2019 in assault, community service, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage MEP during a political campaign tour of Newcastle has pleaded guilty to the attack at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today (18 June)’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th June 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Girl gang members spared jail after bus stop attack on student – The Guardian

‘Four members of a girl gang who inflicted a “sustained and horrific” bus stop attack on a frightened Egyptian student who later died have been given non-custodial sentences.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2019

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Violent offenders avoiding criminal records through controversial community resolutions – Daily Telegraph

‘Violent criminals, burglars and sex offenders are among more than 100,000 people escaping prosecutions each year by opting for community resolutions, according to new figures.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2019

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Review finds family ties ‘utterly indispensable’ to rehabilitation of female offenders – Ministry of Justice

‘A new report by Lord Michael Farmer on the value of prisoners’ family ties has found that healthy relationships are a “must have” when it comes to preventing women from reoffending. Prisoners who receive family visits are 39% less likely to reoffend, and research suggests that these relationships are even more important for women than they are for men.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th June 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Magistrates call for end to prison sentences under eight weeks – The Guardian

‘Prison sentences of less than eight weeks should no longer be imposed by the courts, the Magistrates’ Association is urging, in defiance of more radical government proposals.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2019

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Revealed: single offender has been jailed nearly 200 times -The Guardian

‘A single offender has been sentenced to almost 200 jail terms of less than six months in their lifetime, new figures reveal, renewing calls for an overhaul of the justice system to curb the use of ineffective short sentences. The highest number of previous immediate prison sentences of under six months given to an offender sentenced in 2018 in England and Wales was 198, according to a response to a freedom of information request submitted by the charity Revolving Doors.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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Manchester police defend prosecution of two mentally ill people – The Guardian

‘A police force has defended its decision to prosecute two mentally ill women who were charged after they caused traffic jams when trying to kill themselves.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2019

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Anger as man who abused girlfriend is spared prison by judge who told him there are ‘lots more fish in the sea’ – The Independent

‘A man who has been convicted of coercive control has been spared prison after a judge told him to leave his ex-girlfriend alone because there are “lots more fish in the sea”.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2019

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Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been suspended from practice after being convicted of allowing a small cannabis farm to grow in her house.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2019

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Abolishing short prison sentences will let ‘thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail’, report claims – The Independent

‘Ministers’ calls for short prison sentences to be abolished would see thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail, a report has claimed.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2019

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‘Prison isn’t working’: David Gauke calls for end to short jail terms – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2019 in community service, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The justice secretary has said he wants to end short prison sentences because they do not work and hopes that technology and more community sentences will provide better alternatives to jail.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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Ep. 67: Remediation – Mathew Barnes – Law Pod UK

‘Taken from our recent seminar, ‘Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings’, Mathew Barnes asks the question in his talk about remediation – Can you teach an old dog new tricks?’

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Law Pod UK, 18th February 2019

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