Criminal Justice Posts

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Here you can find over 300 posts tracking every major development in criminal justice since 2011. You can track crime trends, court modernisation and digitisation programmes and the impact of austerity. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

Why we need Rehabilitation Devolution

An excellent new report from Rob Allen for Transform Justice makes a compelling case for devolving the rehabilitation of young offenders to PCCs.

Women in the justice maze

Campaign by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies to raise awareness of how poorly the criminal justice system meets the needs of women offenders. #FixtheMaze

Fewer but more serious offenders in the justice system

The total number of individuals who have been dealt with formally by the CJS in England and Wales, has been declining since 2007, and is now at a record low level (period 1970 to June 2015) with 1.71 million individuals dealt with in the 12 months ending June 2015.

Local criminal justice partnerships in disarray

This lack of focus, combined with the lack of co-terminosity, tension between national and local accountabilities and continuous cuts in resources means that LCJPs are unlikely to function effectively in their common form and called for a new vision for partnership working.

New inquiry into restorative justice

Bob Neill MP, Chair of the Justice Select Committee, introduces its new inquiry into restorative justice – please respond by 31st January 2016.

Celebrate Restorative Justice Week 2015

Why don’t you celebrate Restorative Justice Week by making sure that all your local RJ providers are registered on the Restorative Justice Council’s new map of RJ in the criminal justice system?

How are Police Commissioners tackling women’s offending?

The multiple needs faced by women in contact with the criminal justice system mean that it is the responsibility of a range of agencies to work together for a more effective approach. PCCs can provide the leadership to ensure a co-ordinated approach to women’s offending.

Hate crime up 18%

It remains extremely concerning that figures from CSEW suggest that less than one in 25 disability hate crimes were reported to and recorded by the police.

Latest crime statistics: behind the headlines

The heart of the problem is that the criminal justice system is not transparent. The public do not have a clear view of what is being delivered and the different agencies that make up the CJS do not understand what is happening and are not under pressure to improve.

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