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  • Monday, 11 April, 2011

    Yates, the acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, admitted that Scotland Yard could have done more to get in touch with probable victims of phone-hacking.

  • Monday, 11 April, 2011

    Can science help us tell right from wrong? Sam Harris certainly thinks so. Julian Baggini sits down with one of the 'four horsemen of atheism' to learn more.

  • Monday, 11 April, 2011

    Sophisticated DNA testing will soon be used to catch the owners of dogs who fail to clean up after their pets in the Italian island of Capri; local police will have the task of collecting the evidence from the street.

  • Friday, 08 April, 2011

    Is what a judge said to a defendant just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car. Koenya Tedjame-Mortty was left `anxious and shaken' after the exchange in which the crown court judge was `rude, harsh and sarcastic' during his trial last year, the Court of Appeal was told. The conviction was overturned.

  • Friday, 08 April, 2011

    ...could be managed by private companies from December 2011. Richard Crompton, the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, said that the alternative was to cut the number of police officers. Some argue that private companies don't have the same policing knowledge as police staff.  There are already 13 private jails in the UK and prison staff of HMP Birmingham are protesting against the ministers' decision to permit private firms to run three more jails.

  • Friday, 08 April, 2011

    We held an office warming party in our new home. Thanks go to Sandra Harper, who organised all the fun.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    Click here to read the article in the Daily Mail.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    Roger Grimshaw (Research director) was guest speaker at the AGM of the South West London branch of the Magistrates' Association on 5 April, on the subject of 'Challenges in criminal justice: an independent perspective'.

  • Wednesday, 06 April, 2011

    We held an event at our offices to share the findings from the first stage of the Reform Sector Strategies project. The project intends to generate a forward looking dialogue about the development of coherent and credible approaches to tackle penal expansion and think through the challenge of reducing the prison population in the longer term.

  • Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

    Download the presentation Helen Mills and Rebecca Roberts gave today at our Reform Sector Strategies event.

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