Sentences for violent and sexual crimes fall sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Average sentence lengths for violent and sexual offences in England and Wales fell steeply last year as the Covid pandemic also led to a huge slowdown in the number of people dealt with by the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Knife Crime Prevention Orders begin in London – Home Office

‘Court orders preventing young people from carrying knives and becoming embroiled in serious violence are now being piloted in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2021

Source: www.gov.uk

Teenager who threw six-year-old from Tate Modern was not considered a risk – The Guardian

‘An autistic teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern was not considered a risk to others at the time, despite previously assaulting police and a restaurant worker and hitting support staff with a brick, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Shafiul Islam death: Men jailed over robbery killing – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘An ex-convict known as “the enforcer” and two other men have been jailed for killing a man they attacked at home.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

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Imprisonment for Public Protection jail terms ‘a death sentence’ – BBC News

‘Karl Maroni, 33, has spent all his adult life in jail.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2021

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Justice overhaul to better protect the public and back our police – Ministry of Justice

‘Cutting crime and building safer communities will be at the heart of new legislation unveiled in Parliament today (9 March 2021).’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th March 2021

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

£130.5 million to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime – Home Office

‘Package includes £30 million for police to surge activity in serious violence hotspots and new money to steer young people away from crime.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2021

Source: www.gov.uk

A Smarter Approach to Sentencing – Ministry of Justice

‘This White Paper sets out the government’s proposals for important changes to the sentencing and release framework in England and Wales.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th September 2020

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Serious criminals to serve two-thirds of jail term in justice shake-up – BBC News

‘Sexual and violent offenders will serve at least two-thirds of jail terms, rather than half, as part of changes to the criminal justice system in England and Wales.’

 

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BBC News, 16th September 2020

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New stop and search powers for convicted knife criminals – Home Office

‘Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs) are designed to ensure repeat offenders are more likely to be caught and put in prison.’

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Home Office, 14th September 2010

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Stop and search: Ministers launch consultation on extending powers for known knife offenders – The Independent

‘Ministers have launched a consultation to give police greater powers to stop and search individuals with prior knife convictions.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2020

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tashan Daniel: Man jailed for London Underground murder – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for murdering an athlete on a London Underground platform in a “chance encounter” fight.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2020

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Crime Team Newsletter – 33 Bedford Row

‘This month’s newsletter comprises articles from:

Nigel Edwards Q.C. and Daniel Walker– “Sentencing Serious Violent and Sexual Offenders”;

Ayesha Smart and Nigel Edwards Q.C. – “Section 13(1) Terrorism Act 2000 offences- are they strict liability?”;

Sharmila Salvi – “Second Post Mortem Examinations – The Defence Position”;

Andrew Kerr – “Adverse Inferences”; and

Rabia Mir – “How High Fiving Police Officers Turned Off a Jury”.’

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33 Bedford Row, 6th July 2020

Source: www.33bedfordrow.co.uk

The Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019 – An Update – St Ives Chambers

‘As of 1st of April 2020, the Government’s election pledge of delaying the release point of serious sexual and violent offenders came into force by way of the Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019.’

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St Ives Chambers, 10th April 2020

Source: www.stiveschambers.co.uk

Longer sentences will not cut crime, say prison experts – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson’s hardline approach to justice will not cut crime and will only pile pressure on overstretched prisons, expert campaigners have said, as research reveals life sentences have already risen sharply.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2020

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Serious violent and sexual offenders to spend longer in prison – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in imprisonment, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by tracey

‘Serious violent and sexual criminals will face more time behind bars under Government plans to better protect the public and restore confidence in the justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd January 2020

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

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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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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Bail changes to be reviewed after suspected rapists, murders and paedophiles released without restrictions – The Independent

‘Bail changes made by the Conservative government are being reviewed after the release of thousands of suspected violent criminals, paedophiles and rapists.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk