Major failures led to accidental release of serial rapist, report finds – The Guardian

‘Significant failings by prison and probation staff, and a policy of not recalling high risk prisoners to alleviate pressure on a growing prison population, saw serial rapist Joseph McCann mistakenly freed from jail to attack 11 women and children, a review has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2020

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MPs call for register to monitor serial domestic abusers and stalkers – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2020 in bills, domestic violence, news, recidivists, select committees, stalking by sally

‘Serial domestic abusers or stalkers should be registered and monitored in the same way as serious violent and sexual offenders, a group of cross-party MPs have said, as they put forward a proposed change to domestic abuse laws currently passing through parliament.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2020

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Convicted terrorists less likely to reoffend than other criminals – study – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2020 in news, recidivists, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Convicted terrorists are extremely unlikely to reoffend compared with other prisoners, research by academics and security services in Europe has found.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2020

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The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill – Pump Court Chambers

Posted March 31st, 2020 in bills, chambers articles, early release, news, parole, recidivists, terrorism by sally

‘The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill was introduced into Parliament on the 3rd February 2020, as ‘emergency legislation’ in response to the Streatham Hill terrorist attack that took place on 2nd February 2020. This terrorist incident followed two other attacks by men who had also been convicted of terrorism offences and had recently been released from prison.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 30th March 2020

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Lie detectors should be used to monitor sex offenders, UK study says – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2020 in deceit, lie detectors, news, police, probation, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘Mandatory testing with a polygraph, or lie-detector, should be introduced to monitor convicted sex offenders undergoing police supervision, according to university research commissioned by police chiefs.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2020

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Serial rapist Joseph McCann could have been put back in prison weeks before rampage, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2020 in child abuse, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, recidivists, sexual offences by tracey

‘A serial rapist who attacked a string of victims aged between 11 and 71 could have been jailed weeks before he started the rampage, a report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2020 in news, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘Parents should not worry about their teenagers’ delinquent behaviour provided they were well behaved in their earlier childhood, according to researchers behind a study that suggests those who offend throughout their life showed antisocial behaviour from a young age and have a markedly different brain structure as adults.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2020

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Streatham attack: Terror sentence changes ‘face legal battle’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2020 in news, recidivists, rehabilitation, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Ministers face a legal battle over their plans to make terror offenders serve longer in prison, a former government adviser has warned.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2020

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No terrorism offenders to be released without review, says minister – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2020 in news, parole, recidivists, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘The government has responded to the knife attack in Streatham by announcing sweeping legal changes to prevent the automatic release of terrorist offenders.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2020

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Government terror adviser warns ‘no magic test’ to stop reoffending – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in news, recidivists, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The government’s adviser on terror legislation has warned that there is “no magic test” to determine the risks posed by a terrorist on release from prison, in further criticism of recently announced proposals to examine them with lie detectors.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2020

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Half of London’s knife killers had previous convictions for possessing blades, new stats show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2020 in homicide, London, news, offensive weapons, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘Half of London’s knife killers had previous convictions for possessing blades, new figures have shown as the capital’s “half-hearted” approach has been blamed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2020

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Half of those charged with knife murders had committed similar offences – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2020 in London, murder, news, offensive weapons, police, recidivists, statistics by tracey

‘Almost half of people charged with knife killings in London over the past three years had previously committed an offence involving a blade, Metropolitan police figures suggest.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2020

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Man jailed for fourth time after sitting other people’s driving tests – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed for 28 months for trying to sit driving theory tests for other people just months after being released from prison, where he has served three previous sentences for similar crimes.’

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The Independent, 11th January 2020

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Probation officer supervising Conner Marshall killer was ‘overwhelmed’ – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2020 in inquests, murder, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, standards by sally

‘A probation services officer broke down in tears during an inquest as she described being “overwhelmed” by her workload in the months before a serial offender she was supervising murdered a teenager in an unprovoked attack.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2020

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Calls to reform bail terms after lawyer stabbed to death – The Guardian

‘The case of a teenager jailed for life after stabbing a lawyer to death has raised fresh alarm about the practice of releasing violent suspects without strict bail conditions.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2019

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Family of murdered autistic man attack coroner’s refusal to hold ‘full and fearless’ inquest – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner has been criticised for refusing to hold a “full and fearless” inquest into murder of autistic man killed by a dangerous criminal just out of prison on licence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2019

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Prisons put terrorists on waiting list to receive help to deradicalise – The Guardian

‘Convicted terrorists are having to be put on waiting lists for the main government-backed programme that will turn them away from violent extremism, an expert has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

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Second terror suspect returned to prison as officers begin working through list of 69 suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in early release, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘A total of 69 violent jihadists, who have been released from prison early, will have their licence conditions tightened as part of the government’s crackdown in the wake of Usman Khan’s London Bridge attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Mother to sue justice ministry after probation errors led to son’s murder – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice is to be sued by the mother of a five-year-old boy who was murdered by her boyfriend after an inquest concluded that defects in the probation system contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2019

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A third of women at the biggest female jail are spending just three weeks or less in prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2019 in homelessness, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘A third of the inmates at Europe’s largest female jail spend three weeks or under behind bars, watchdogs have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2019

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