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The Centre for Criminal Appeals will highlight inappropriate and disproportionate sentencing of women who have committed minor, non-violent crimes and/or civil offences that can also lead to imprisonment, such as the non-payment of council tax.
These findings are well known to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the youth justice field although, as always, there is value in having them re-iterated. My personal view is that any reform of youth justice needs to focus on two key issues…
The review will address issues arising from the point of arrest onwards, including through the court system, in prisons and during rehabilitation in the wider community, in order to identify areas for reform and examples of good practice from the UK and beyond.
Street gangs are becoming less visible in public, and more fluid in the way they organise. A key gang tactic is to exploit vulnerable people, but this problem is often hidden. This change is one of the main drivers behind this Home Office document which prioritises both reducing gang related violence and preventing the exploitation of vulnerable people by gangs by setting six new priorities.
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