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Here you can find over 500 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.

Invisible thefts

The debate about whether crime is falling or rising is complicated by the large numbers of hidden computerised offences of fraud and theft. Last week’s theft of $500 billion worth of cryptocurrency was not an isolated event.

The State of Youth Justice

The number of children and young people in the youth justice system fell again in 2016/17 but knife crime was up and those detained were more likely to be restrained or separated.

MoJ pledges to tackle racial disparity

The Ministry of Justice has responded swiftly and with apparent sincerity to the challenge of rectifying the racial disparity highlighted by David Lammy.

60% child arrests in London are BAME

The number of child arrests continues to fall, but the proportion of BAME children arrested is increasing. Lammy argues that police services should explain this

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