Facebook is fuelling violence, claims judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in community service, internet, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

“Facebook has been criticised by a judge for encouraging violence because people feel more they can post offensive messages they would never say face to face.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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Deported criminal returned to Britain to claim his ‘right to family life’ – Daily Telegraph

“A violent foreign criminal who illegally returned to Britain weeks after being deported has won the right to stay in this country because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2012

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Two in five violent criminals handed a caution – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in cautions, courts, news, robbery, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

“Two in five violent criminals and sex offenders are escaping with a caution rather than being put before the courts, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2012

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Anti-gang efforts hampered by legal confusion, warn MPs – The Guardian

“Efforts to tackle gang-related violence are being hampered by confusion over the complex law on joint enterprise, which could deter witnesses from coming forward, according to a report by the Commons justice select committee.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2012

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Home Secretary Theresa May has published a cross-government strategy today to end gang and youth violence – Home Office

Posted November 2nd, 2011 in gangs, press releases, violent offenders, young offenders by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May has published a cross-government strategy today to end gang and youth violence.”

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Home Office, 1st November 2011

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Automatic life terms for repeat sex offenders – The Independent

“Automatic jail sentences will be introduced for 16 and 17-year-olds who commit knife crimes in a sweeping law and order package announced last night by Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2011

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Government considers ‘right to know’ on domestic abuse – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2011 in consultations, criminal records, domestic violence, news, violent offenders by sally

“People could be given the power to find out from the police if a new partner has a history of domestic violence under new government proposals.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2011

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Top judge warns over rise in out of court penalties – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 8th, 2011 in fines, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

“The Lord Chief Justice yesterday attacked the ‘widespread’ use of out of court penalties amid fears one in three are being inappropriately handed out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2011

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Inquiry finds link between military veterans and crime – The Guardian

“Military veterans are twice as likely to be convicted for sex offences than other people and more likely to commit violent offences, an inquiry has found.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2011

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Kenneth Clarke is buying time for prison sentencing reform – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2011 in news, prisons, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“Justice secretary’s plans for improving sentencing offer nothing new.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2011

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David Cameron upsets prison reformers with sentencing crackdown – The Guardian

“David Cameron has announced plans to impose a surprise tough ‘two strikes and you’re out’ mandatory life sentence in a move that looks set to dash justice secretary Kenneth Clarke’s hopes of stabilising the record 85,000 prison population in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2011

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Hostel offenders risk to public – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2011 in news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“More than four out of five offenders in probation hostels pose a high or very high risk to the public, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2011

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Authorities to be probed over Naomi Bryant death – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2011 in inquests, murder, news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“A coroner has told a jury to decide if authorities’ actions contributed to a woman’s death at the hands of a sex offender on licence from prison.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2011

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Violent offenders escaping with cautions, warn magistrates – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2010 in cautions, magistrates, news, violent offenders by sally

“Almost 40,000 violent offenders a year are being handed soft punishments because they are not taken to court, one of the country’s leading magistrates has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2010

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Judge ‘was told murderer Jonathan Vass was violent’ – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2010 in bail, murder, news, rape, violent offenders by sally

“A judge who granted bail to a man who went on to murder his ex-girlfriend was told he was violent, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2010

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Attorney General welcomes ‘one punch’ legal changes and sentence increases – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 21st, 2009 in homicide, press releases, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“Sentences for manslaughter deaths will be dealt with differently in future, the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, said today, following a landmark judgement at the Court of Appeal in London which will give new guidance in cases of manslaughter where death was a result of unlawful violence.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 18th December 2009

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Jack Straw orders review of police cautions for violent offences – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2009 in cautions, news, violent offenders by sally

“A review of the police use of cautions to deal with violent offenders was ordered today by the justice secretary,  Jack Straw, after concerns voiced by magistrates, the director of public prosecutions and senior police officers.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2009

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Curbs on freed violent offenders – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2009 in news, violent offenders by sally

“Asbo-style Violent Offender Orders (VOOs) that can restrict criminals’ movements after they are released from prison are coming into force.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

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Record numbers of ex-soldiers in UK jails as combat trauma blamed – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2008 in armed forces, news, prisons, violent offenders by sally

“The number of soldiers who end up in prison for violent offences has increased dramatically in the past four years, according to a report that has raised concerns about the mental health of military personnel returning from war zones. Compiled by probation officers, the report estimates that at least 8,500 former soldiers are in custody – 9 per cent of the UK prison population and nearly double the estimate of a previous study by the Home Office in 2004, which put the figure at 5 per cent.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2008

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Families call for tough sentences – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in demonstrations, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“Bereaved families have marched in London to demand tougher sentencing for the perpetrators of violent crime.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2008

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