Sex offenders freed from prison without treatment will ‘create more victims’ – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2014 in news, persistent offenders, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

‘Prisons across England and Wales are routinely releasing dangerous sex offenders without putting them through treatment programmes because budget cuts have left places critically scarce.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins begins 35-year term for child sex offences – BBC News

‘Paedophile Lostprophets’ singer Ian Watkins is beginning a 35-year sentence for child sex offences, including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Clampdown on cautions for repeat offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 15th, 2013 in cautions, persistent offenders, police, press releases, recidivists by tracey

“Criminals should no longer be able to receive a second caution for the same, or similar, offence committed in a two year period Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th November 2013

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

Serial offenders repeatedly escape with cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2012 in cautions, news, persistent offenders by sally

“Thousands of serial offenders are being repeatedly let off with a caution, magistrates have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.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

Sentencing reform to focus on reoffending – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2010 in community service, news, persistent offenders, rehabilitation, reports, sentencing by sally

“Thousands of offenders will avoid jail under an overhaul of sentencing powers that will focus on cutting reoffending.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Sentencing and rehabilitation: government proposals for reform