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Criminal Justice

The Effectiveness of Sentencing Options

Research by Dr Melissa Hamilton for the Sentencing Academy compares reoffending rates for custody, suspended sentences and community sentences.

On Probation

Re-offending rates hit 12 year low

The overall proven reoffending rate was 28.1% for the October to December 2018 offender cohort, the lowest reoffending rate in the twelve-year timeseries.

On Probation

11/21 private probation companies hit PbR targets

There have been statistically significant reductions in the adjusted binary reoffending rate for 11 of the 21 CRCs in the April to June 2016 cohort when compared to the 2011 baseline reoffending rates.

On Probation

Probation reoffending rate down again

MoJ stats for the year to April 2015 reveal that probation reoffending rates have fallen again in the last period under the fully public probation system.

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