Just one criminal jailed for every 93 crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Just one criminal is jailed for every 93 offences committed, figures showed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Conservatives risking reputation on law and order, say ministers – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2011 in budgets, criminal justice, industrial action, news, police by sally

“Senior Tories have raised concerns that the party is risking its reputation for being strong on law and order as the police unveiled plans for a summer campaign of protest against coalition cuts.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2011

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Government publishes draft protocol for new police and crime commissioners and chief constables – Home Office

Posted May 13th, 2011 in criminal justice, police, press releases by tracey

“In the journey towards the introduction of the first Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in May 2012, the government today published a draft protocol setting out the relationship between PCCs and Chief Constables.”

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Home Office, 11th May 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

£5m scheme to divert mentally ill offenders from prison – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2011 in criminal justice, imprisonment, mental health, news by sally

“The first stage in setting up a national service to divert mentally ill people from prison is due to be announced by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

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Crime victims’ advocate network to be established – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2011 in criminal justice, news, victims, witnesses by sally

“Victims of crime – and witnesses to it – in England and Wales are to be given a ‘louder voice’ thanks to a £1m government initiative.”

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BBC News, 21st March 2011

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Ken Clarke warned over ‘catastrophic’ community punishment cuts – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2011 in budgets, community service, criminal justice, news by sally

“Imminent budget cuts are set to create a funding ‘black hole’ in the criminal justice system with catastrophic consequences for innovative community sentences, experts have warned.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

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Classifying offenders could lead to criminal justice revolution – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in budgets, criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Imagine being able to predict which offenders will go on to commit serious crimes. Juliet Rix on a new system that could have a drastic impact on the justice system.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

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‘Serious concerns’ over UK Supreme Court change – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2011 in criminal justice, news, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

“The Scottish government is to outline its ‘serious concerns’ about plans which it says could threaten the historic independence of Scots law.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

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International Criminal Practice Seminar, 9th March – The Bar Council

Posted February 28th, 2011 in barristers, continuing professional development, criminal justice, news by sally

“This event is aimed at criminal practitioners, clerks and practice managers who are interested in learning about how to expand their criminal practices internationally. The seminar will be Chaired by Peter Lodder QC, Chairman of the Bar Council and will feature a panel of speakers who will talk briefly on areas of international criminal work, regional opportunities and practical strategies for involvement.”

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The Bar Council, 25th February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Justice system delays endemic, research shows – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 24th, 2011 in criminal justice, criminal procedure, delay, legal profession, news, police, probation by sally

“Law Society research submitted to the government last week has identified a ‘lack of communication’ pervading the justice system that is causing delays throughout the process.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Justice ‘heading for meltdown’ – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2011 in criminal justice, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

“The Government is playing Russian roulette with public safety and the criminal justice system is heading for meltdown, the Prison Officers’ Association warned.”

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The Independent, 20th February 2011

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Criminal justice reform at a time of austerity: what needs to be done? – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“A criminologist reflects on lessons to learn from the way in which governments, New Labour in particular, have approached crime.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

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Reduce youth crime through early intervention – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 9th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, young offenders, Youth Justice Board by sally

“Minister Crispin Blunt said spotting and acting on signs of criminality in a child’s early years is crucial to bringing down youth offending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th February 2011

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Joint Advocacy Group analysis of QAA consultation response – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 7th, 2011 in advocacy, consultations, criminal justice, news by sally

“Analysis of responses to the Joint Advocacy Group consultation paper on proposals for a quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates, is now available to view and download.”

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Bar Standards Board, 4th February 2011

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Crispin Blunt outlines justice reforms – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 28th, 2011 in criminal justice, press releases, rehabilitation by sally

“Crispin Blunt said criminal justice reforms such as payment by results for offender management, are vital to breaking the destructive cycle of crime and better protecting the public.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th January. 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

How the self-employed criminal bar intends to compete with solicitors – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2011 in barristers, criminal justice, legal services, news, solicitors by sally

“There are probably about 5,000 self-employed barristers and 1,000 higher court advocates active in criminal defence work. While the number of firms has dwindled substantially in the last few years, the number of barristers has increased, notwithstanding the fact that the work has diminished, mainly through the Crown Prosecution Service taking 25% of it in-house.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Most child offenders should not face court, says report – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2011 in children, criminal justice, Crown Court, news by sally

“The government is being urged to end Crown Court trials for children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2011

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Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 17th, 2010 in appeals, criminal justice, press releases, reports by sally

“Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th December 2010

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Court reform: delivering better justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 15th, 2010 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, press releases by sally

“Reform of the court estate will help deliver a modern, efficient justice system with victims and witnesses at its centre, Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th December 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Time to break the cycle of crime and reoffending – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 10th, 2010 in criminal justice, news, persistent offenders, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“A radical reform of the criminal justice system to punish criminals more effectively and reduce reoffending was announced today by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th December 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk