In the last quarter of 2012, the proportion of people given immediate custodial terms was down from 28 per cent to 27 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
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Just one in four thugs caught with a knife were jailed last year – despite public demands for robust sentences.
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A project run by ex-convicts is helping newly-released prisoners turn their backs on crime.
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OFFENDERS who have committed low-level crimes will face a panel of their peers after a major new community justice scheme arrived in Wigan.
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Office for National Statistics says prisoner numbers have remained stable for 12 months and could now fall by 2,000
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More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiledon Tuesday.
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Electing police and crime commissioners in England and Wales is a “crazy” idea, says the head of Bristol Law Society.
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David Cameron’s ‘new’ law-and-order policy has failed many times before
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High-tech ankle tags will be used to track offenders and almost all community sentences will include some form of punishment, the Justice Secretary said today.
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The prime minister’s speech yesterday was a well-meaning attempt to strike a reasonable note on the perennial hot topic of crime, but it was one which failed to satisfy either the ‘bang ‘em up’ brigade or those who champion significant penal reform.
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David Cameron will today seek to steady Conservative nerves by promising a “tough but intelligent” approach to criminal justice as he tries to repair the damage caused by the Andrew Mitchell affair.
Continue reading “Cameron pins hopes for reboot on ‘tough but intelligent’ new tack on crime – The Independent” »