Too-tough judges out of touch, says Straw – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2008 in judiciary, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“The high use of prison by some judges and magistrates often bears little connection with local violent crime rates and may even be out of step with local public opinion, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, suggested yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2008

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Violent criminal who cannot be deported – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2008 in deportation, news, violent offenders by sally

“A foreign criminal who attacked and robbed a pensioner cannot be deported because he is not considered dangerous enough, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2008

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16,000 prisoners freed early, ministry reveals – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, prisons, violent offenders by sally

“More than 16,000 prisoners have been freed early – including 3,000 guilty of violent crimes – under a government scheme to cut jail overcrowding, the justice ministry revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

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Out to cause harm – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 25th, 2008 in bail, news, violent offenders by sally

“Two high-profile cases have focused public attention on a defendant’s right to bail.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th January 2008

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Four out of five violent crime suspects bailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in bail, news, violent offenders by sally

“Almost 75,000 violent crime suspects, including 10,000 sex offenders, were freed on bail last year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2008

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Violence interventions systematic review – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 10th, 2007 in reports, violent offenders by sally

“A systematic review of the national and international evidence on the effectiveness of interventions with violent offenders. The review was commissioned to provide a comprehensive overview of the available evidence and was not designed to evaluate National Offender Management Service or HM Prison Service programmes.”

A systematic review of the national and international evidence on the effectiveness of interventions with violent offenders (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 7th December 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Increase in serious crime by offenders on parole – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2007 in news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“Public confidence in the supervision of high-risk offenders released from prison suffered a fresh blow yesterday with the disclosure that 83 have been charged with a further serious offence, such as murder or rape, in the last year.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2007

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Rise in crimes by ‘supervised offenders’ – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2007 in news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“More than 80 serious offences, including murder and rape, were committed last year by violent offenders supposedly under strict community supervision.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2007

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Planned control orders raise judges’ fears for civil liberties – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2007 in control orders, news, violent offenders by sally

“Senior judges have warned ministers they risk a re-run of their clash with the courts over control orders by introducing new proposals that will place ‘massive restrictions’ on certain convicted violent offenders after they have left prison.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2007

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Risk checks ditched to ease jail crowding – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2007 in news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“Tens of thousands of prisoners will be released without any checks on whether they pose a threat to the public.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2007

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New law will see 3,000 more being sent to jail – Sunday Times

Posted June 25th, 2007 in criminal justice, news, violent offenders by sally

“Thousands more criminals will be sent to prison as a result of laws expected to be announced this week, Whitehall officials have privately admitted.”

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Sunday Times, 24th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk