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Preventing the unnecessary criminalisation of women

Far too many women are brought into the justice system unnecessarily. Thousands of women are inappropriately criminalised every year to the detriment of individuals, families and communities. For many women it is their repeated victimisation which has led to involvement in the justice system

The Howard League on Justice priorities

We need more evidence to underpin the decisions made at every level of the criminal justice system, not least of which is sentencing. I would create an institute for evidence-led policy, like the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Let’s see more use of scientific methodology, such as randomised control trials.

The Howard League asks whether we have the right outcomes for re-offending payment by results schemes

00000In this latest in a series of short video interviews on payment by results, Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns at the Howard League for Penal Reform, gives his views on PbR in the criminal justice system. Andrew welcomes the focus on outcomes that PbR brings but wonders whether the current pilots are really about payment by results. He cautions that the road to desistance from crime can be slow and that a simple binary measure of …

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PbR: Teamwork in an era of collaboretition

00000Since this post was written, Cavendish has added a further 3 stage wins in the 2012  Tour De France. On 28 July, he races in the Olympics Time Trial with 4 other Brits, including Bradley Wiggins, all trying to get him across the line first.   Mark Cavendish is the fastest road cyclist in the world and to see the “Manx Missile” emerge from a pack of 180 riders at speeds of up to 50 …

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