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Here you can find over 400 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.

Criminal justice systems in the UK

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies provides an encyclopaedic definition of the UK criminal justice systems and their governance, inspection, complaints systems and accountability.

Big increase in sentence lengths

The Criminal Justice Statistics for 2021 reveal that the average custodial length for indictable offences has shot up to 24.9 months from 21.1 months in 2020.

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