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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.

500 women are facing the death penalty

Most women have been sentenced to death for the crime of murder, often in relation to the killing of family members in a context of gender-based violence.

What do we know about hate crime?

Review examines prevalence and reporting; police and prosecution; when and where offending happens and victim and perpetrator characteristics.

We need sentencing principles for young adults

Howard League report recommends that principles should consider the relationship between immaturity and blameworthiness, capacity to change, and the impact of race and histories of care.

Knife crime hits 8-year high

In the year ending June 2018 21,101 knife and offensive weapon offences were formally dealt with by the CJS, the highest number since 2010.

A 21st century justice model

Crest Advisory says a modern justice system must balance punishment and rehabilitation, not prioritise one over the other.

Beyond secure schools

Tom Gash argues that the current secure school approach is not sufficiently radical to make the difference it seeks.

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