Thousands of rape reports inaccurately recorded by police – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in consent, criminal records, mental health, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reports of rape allegations have been inaccurately recorded by the police over the past three years and in some cases never appeared in official figures, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Regulation unlikely to resolve university sexual misconduct case difficulties – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of new regulations or mandating existing guidance is unlikely to address many of the challenges universities face when handling cases concerning serious misconduct, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2019

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Home Office ‘doomed to repeat the mistakes of Windrush’ – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2019 in asylum, burden of proof, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, torture by tracey

‘The mistakes made by the Home Office over the Windrush scandal are doomed to be repeated unless the department completely overhauls its systems, according to a report about its approach to processing immigration applications.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2019

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Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct – BBC News

‘Dozens of students who reported sexual assaults to their university have said they were failed by complaints processes that left them traumatised.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2019

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77 more courts in England and Wales to close – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2019 in budgets, courts, delay, HM Courts Service, live link evidence, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Nearly 80 more courts in England and Wales are due to close under a justice transformation scheme that is falling behind schedule, a watchdog’s report has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2019

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Domestic violence killings in UK at five-year high – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2019 in bills, domestic violence, homicide, news, statistics, victims, women by tracey

‘The number of domestic violence killings has reached a five-year high, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2019

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Rape convictions at record low, as CPS launches review to examine ‘myths and stereotypes’ about sexual violence – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by tracey

‘The number of people prosecuted for rape in England and Wales has slumped to an all-time low, despite record volumes of cases being reported to police, new figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2019

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Homophobic hate crime charges fall despite soaring reports – BBC News

‘Fewer people are being prosecuted for homophobic hate crimes despite rising numbers of potential victims coming forward, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Sexual grooming crimes soar by a third as paedophiles turn to Instagram – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in bills, charities, child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sexual grooming crimes have soared by a third in a year as paedophiles turn to Instagram to target children as young as 11, the NSPCC has said.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Only one in four criminals jailed for attacking police officers, Home Secretary reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2019 in assault, news, police, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Only a quarter of criminals convicted of attacking police officers have been jailed since tough new laws were introduced, the Home Secretary has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2019

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Financial Remedy Update, September 2019 – Family Law Week

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2019.’

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Family Law Week, 6th September 2019

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More violent crime reported on British railways – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2019 in assault, news, police, railways, sexual offences, statistics, theft, violence by tracey

‘Crime recorded on British railways increased by 12% last year including a rise in the number of violent and sexual offences, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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BSB introduces new rules to remove restrictions on reporting barristers’ sexual orientation, religion and belief data – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 4th, 2019 in barristers, disclosure, diversity, equality, press releases, statistics by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published new rules that remove restrictions on the reporting by the profession of sexual orientation, religion and belief data.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd September 2019

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Costs lawyers “see opportunities” in helping clients challenge bills – Litigation Futures

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in appeals, budgets, costs, news, proportionality, solicitors, statistics by sally

‘A majority of costs lawyers think there is a business opportunity in helping unhappy clients challenge their solicitors’ bills, a survey has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd September 2019

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Modern slavery: Are British victims being failed in the UK? – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in drug trafficking, forced labour, homelessness, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Michael was homeless when he was approached by a couple to sell drugs.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Epic jail: inside the UK’s optimised ‘super-prison’ warehouses – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in computer programs, imprisonment, news, prisons, statistics, violence by sally

‘Inmate deaths are up by 20% in the UK, the most incarcerated nation in western Europe. Can prisons designed using virtual reality modelling undo the harm?’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Prisoner numbers may fall as fewer suspects charged, says MoJ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2019 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, release on licence, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of prisoners in England and Wales is projected to fall in the short term due to fewer people being charged with criminal offences.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Victims left ‘at risk from serial rapists’ as conviction rates fall – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in news, prosecutions, rape, recidivists, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Falling convictions are putting people at risk of “serial rapists” because attackers are not being deterred, the Victims’ Commissioner has warned. Dame Vera Baird expressed concern as official figures showed that reports of rape are on the increase but the number of charges being brought against attackers has fallen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2019

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Domestic abuse: Killers ‘follow eight-stage pattern’, study says – BBC News

‘Men who kill their partners follow a “homicide timeline” that could be tracked by police to help prevent deaths, new research suggests. Criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith found an eight-stage pattern in 372 killings in the UK. The University of Gloucestershire lecturer said controlling behaviour could be a key indicator of someone’s potential to kill their partner.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2019

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How will the UK immigration system cope with no deal Brexit? – Garden Court Chambers

‘UK immigration reform is imminent. The Government’s 2018 White Paper proposals for a new immigration system appear to be here to stay and a no deal Brexit looks more likely than ever.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 22nd August 2019

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