Why is Crime Falling? – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted May 24th, 2013 in crime, crime prevention, news, statistics, theft, young offenders by tracey

“Vicki Helyar-Cardwell reports on a recent debate among criminal justice experts.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 18th May 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

Why We Need an Animal Abuser Registry – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted May 14th, 2013 in animal cruelty, child abuse, crime prevention, news, sexual offences by sally

“Criminals generally grow out of offending with the onset of a delayed maturity or when they become too old to accept the prospect of another spell in prison. However, one group of criminals are constant in their failure to change whatever their age: sex offenders. Although it is a cliché relied upon by defence counsel on behalf of every priest who molests a choirboy or teacher who robs a schoolgirl of her innocence that he acted “out of character”, each advocate is wrong. The reason is for pederasts and rapists and their ilk, their offences are not out of character, but part of their character.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 10th May 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

Child sexual abuse orders failing to deliver, says Ceop – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2013 in children, crime prevention, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

“The system of civil court orders designed to prevent sexual abuse of children in Britain is ‘not fit for purpose’, according to a report obtained by the BBC.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Payment-by-results plan for offender supervision comes under fire – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in crime prevention, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation by tracey

“Senior probation officers have attacked plans to offer private companies and
charities payment-by-results for supervising people released from jail.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Domestic Violence – Breaking the Cycle, Prevention and Supporting Victims – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in crime prevention, domestic violence, news, speeches, victims by sally

“Speech by Helen Grant MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Originally given at Capita Conference, London. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd April 2013

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

Regina v Morris (Daryl) – WLR Daily

Posted April 19th, 2013 in appeals, crime, crime prevention, dangerous driving, defence, law reports by tracey

Regina v Morris (Daryl): [2013] WLR (D)  140

“Where a defendant raised the defence of using reasonable force in the prevention of crime, under section 3(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, it would be necessary for the jury to focus first on what the defendant honestly believed were the facts before using their conclusions as to that belief to go on to decide whether the defendant had reasonable grounds for suspecting an offence was being committed and whether the force he used to prevent that crime had been reasonable.”

WLR Daily, 16th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Cyber Crime – Speech by James Brokenshire

Posted March 15th, 2013 in computer crime, crime prevention, internet, speeches by tracey

“Speech by James Brokenshire on cyber crime on Thursday 14 March 2013.”

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Home Office, 14th March 2013

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Alcohol consultation launched – Home Office

Posted November 30th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, press releases by tracey

“A clampdown on binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour moved a step closer today. As part of the wider reforms to tackle irresponsible drinking, the Home Office today announced a consultation on a range of measures to cut crime, save lives and reduce alcohol consumption.”

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Home Office, 28th November 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fewer than a quarter of infringers would be put off by internet access suspension threat, Ofcom report says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2012 in copyright, crime prevention, internet, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Fewer than one in four UK internet users that engaged in copyright infringing activity during a three month period earlier this year said they would be put off from repeating the offence if they knew they would receive a letter to tell them that their internet access was to be suspended as a result of the behaviour, according to a new study commissioned by Ofcom.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

New powers to spread the cost of drink fuelled crime – Home Office

Posted October 26th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, local government, press releases by tracey

“New powers to help pay the nation’s £11bn a year bill for alcohol-related crime and disorder come into effect next week. The measures will give local authorities the opportunity to ensure those selling alcohol help pay towards the costs of cleaning up and policing the effects of excessive drinking in towns and cities across the country, as well as restrict the sale of alcohol in the early hours.”

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Home Office, 24th October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Justice secretary defends probation service outsourcing – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in contracting out, crime prevention, news, police, probation, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“The justice secretary has defended David Cameron’s plan to outsource large swaths of the probation service to private companies, such as G4S and A4e, along with charities and voluntary groups.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Longer prison terms really do cut crime, study shows – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2012 in budgets, burglary, crime prevention, fraud, news, police, sentencing by sally

“Tougher prison sentences reduce crime, particularly burglary, according to ground-breaking research.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The 16-year-olds who have committed 86 crimes each – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2012 in crime prevention, news, police, recidivists, young offenders by sally

“A ground-breaking British study finds that 4 per cent are responsible for nearly half of youth crime. The research could have profound implications for police and policy-makers.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Charity calls for reform of the law on child neglect – BBC News

“A children’s charity has called for the law on child neglect to be overhauled.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK Border Agency removes gang members – Home Office

Posted February 10th, 2012 in crime prevention, deportation, gangs, press releases by tracey

“A joint operation between the UK Border Agency and Metropolitan Police and has led to eight major gang members being deported back to their home countries.”

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Home Office, 9th February 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Criminals could be made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ – The Independent

“It is the latest accessory modelled by actress Lindsay Lohan and soon the ‘sobriety bracelet’ could adorn the ankles of British criminals too, under proposals being considered by Scotland Yard’s Commissioner.”

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The Independent, 14th December 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Killings by mental health patients in Swindon were preventable, say reports – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in crime prevention, homicide, mental health, news by sally

“A raft of failings by mental health teams and managers contributed to three shocking killings in the same town in the space of four months, investigators have concluded.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK police may be given domain name-suspension powers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2011 in computer crime, crime prevention, domain names, news, police by sally

“UK police could be able to order the suspension of website domain names without first having to obtain a court order under new plans being considered by a domain name registry.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Exile plan for terror suspects is a bungled measure, say civil liberties groups – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in control orders, crime prevention, news, terrorism by tracey

“The government has been accused of bungling national security policy after announcing plans for the ‘internal exile’ of terrorism suspects in the event of an emergency. Civil liberties groups said the new powers were restrictions that ministers had said they would scrap for breaching human rights. Labour claimed the policy was now a mess and that ministers were ‘putting political deals and fudges ahead of national security.’ ”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk