Non-custodial sentencing falls sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Use of non-custodial sentences in England and Wales has fallen sharply but risen significantly in Scotland, according to a report highlighting their effectiveness in preventing re-offending. The comparative study by the Centre for Justice Innovation reveals that over the past decade there has been a 24% decrease in the number of community sentences imposed in England and Wales compared with an 18% increase in Scotland.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2017

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Family court data links adverse family experiences with proven youth offending – Family Law

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in children, family courts, news, recidivists, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Children in contact with the public law system are more likely to offend and commit multiple offences between the ages of 10 and 17 than those of the equivalent age group in the general population, according to an analytical summary published by the Ministry of Justice this week.’

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Family Law, 20th October 2017

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Man jailed for 22 years for series of sexual attacks in Derby – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in press releases, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who committed a series of sexual attacks in Derby has been jailed for 22 years today (25 August).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th August 2017

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Increase in serious crimes by offenders on probation, figures show – The Guardian

‘There has been an increase in serious crimes committed by offenders under supervision in the community since the controversial privatisation of the probation service, figures suggest. The number of offenders on probation charged with murder, manslaughter, rape and other serious violent or sexual crimes has risen by more than 25% since changes to the service in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2017

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Probation reform: open letter from the Secretary of State for Justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 20th, 2017 in Ministry of Justice, news, press releases, probation, recidivists by tracey

‘Justice Secretary David Lidington provides an update on the probation system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th July 2017

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Uber driver who waited outside bars to pick up and rape drunken women is jailed for 12 years – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2017 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, taxis by tracey

‘An Uber driver who waited outside London bars and targeted drunk women to rape, has been jailed for 12 years.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Robert Trigg: Killer jailed for 25 years after murder of two former girlfriends – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘A man found guilty of killing two former girlfriends, five years apart, following a long campaign for justice by his second victim’s family has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years.’

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The Independent, 6th July 2017

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Man found guilty of killing two girlfriends five years apart – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists by sally

‘An unemployed man is facing a life sentence after being convicted of killing two of his former girlfriends five years apart following a long-running campaign for justice by one of his victim’s family.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Privatised probation programme ‘could be dropped with negligible impact’ – The Guardian

‘A key part of the government’s probation privatisation reforms could be dropped tomorrow without any impact on the resettlement of prisoners, a joint report by the chief inspectors of probation and prisons has warned.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2017

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Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in disqualification, driving licences, news, recidivists, road traffic offences by sally

‘A driver who clocked up 62 points on his licence is still allowed to drive, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2017

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Murderer jailed for 1986 rape thanks to DNA testing advances – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in DNA, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted murderer has been given a second life sentence for a rape he committed 30 years ago – thanks to advances in DNA testing.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2016

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Our prisons are overflowing with immature and vulnerable men – The Guardian

‘Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for reoffending and suicide.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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Stephen Port: Serial killer guilty of murdering four men – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, homosexuality, murder, news, poisoning, rape, recidivists by tracey

‘A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, 41, lured his victims to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. Scotland Yard believes there could be more victims and is reviewing 58 deaths in London spanning four years involving the drug.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Levi Bellfield: Police find ‘no link’ to other crimes – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, police, recidivists by sally

‘An investigation into allegations surrounding more crimes that may have been committed by the killer of Milly Dowler has been closed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2016

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Treating criminals with anti-psychotic drugs could prevent 1,500 crimes a year, study suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in crime, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘Prescribing anti-psychotic medication to violent criminals when they leave prison could prevent around 1,500 serious crimes in Britain each year, a new study suggests. Although medicating prisoners on their release is controversial, the University of Oxford believes that it could dramatically cut the risk of violent offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Man jailed for stalking mother of murdered toddler James Bulger – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2016 in news, recidivists, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A man has been jailed for stalking the mother of the murdered toddler James Bulger.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2016

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Jail again for fraudulent ex-solicitor who hijacked law firm’s identity – Legal Futures

Posted October 25th, 2016 in costs, fraud, identity fraud, law firms, news, recidivists, sentencing, solicitors by michael

‘An ex-solicitor has been found guilty and jailed for five years for five counts of fraud by false representation – his second spell in jail for fraud after he previously stole from his firm’s client account’

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Legal Future, 21st October 2016

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The Ipswich murders, 10 years on: ‘We owed it to the women that nothing like it would happen again’ – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution, recidivists, women by sally

‘A decade since London Road was made notorious by the death of five sex workers, its residents have transformed the community and seen their story on stage and screen. But now, they fear government cuts will undo all the work.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

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Prisoner resettlement scheme raises concerns – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2016 in employment, housing, news, prisons, probation, recidivists by sally

‘A flagship government policy to support and supervise inmates leaving jail has been severely criticised by inspectors.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2016

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Chris Halliwell found guilty of Becky Godden murder – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2016 in murder, news, police, prostitution, recidivists by tracey

‘Police said there was a “distinct possibility” that a taxi driver twice convicted of murdering young women could be responsible for other unsolved killings. Christopher Halliwell, 52, laughed as a guilty verdict was returned at Bristol crown court on Monday and smiled at relatives of Becky Godden, who went missing aged 20 in 2003 when she was a sex worker in Swindon.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2016

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