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  • Wednesday, 03 July, 2013

    The Guardian has spoken to former defendants, families and lawyers about the risk of widespread miscarriages of justice if the government's legal aid cuts go through.

  • Wednesday, 03 July, 2013

    Alan Travis reviews latest developments in the ongoing probation restructuring saga. The leaked risk register, he notes, contains 'three "code blacks" – the highest risk rating in the traffic-light warnings of green, amber, red and black. The most stark is the risk that "an unacceptable drop in operational performance (during the programme) leads to delivery failures and reputational damage".'

  • Tuesday, 02 July, 2013

    Theresa May will say to Parliament that the police need to scale back their use of stop and search following a successful pilot scheme which led to an increase in the rate of detections whilst reducing the searches on the street. 

  • Tuesday, 02 July, 2013

    Justice Minister Chris Grayling has backed down on plans to restrict legal aid to a small number of hand-picked firms, according to The Daily Telegraph.

  • Tuesday, 02 July, 2013

    The July 2013 edition of Prison Service Journal is now available to download from our website. This edition has a special focus on HMP Whatton. The Centre hosts the online version of the Prison Service Journal following the decision by the Ministry of Justice in 2010 to take the Prison Service website offline.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    An editorial in The Lancet describes as unacceptable findings in a new report showing that 9,378 people were detained in police stations under the Mental Health Act between April, 2011 and March, 2012.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The prime minister is reported to be giving active consideration to widening the scope of inquiries into the activities of undercover police officers following allegations that the police worked to undermine the campaign for justice led by the family of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The Home Affairs Commitee has called for a new police code of ethics and integrity in a report published today following a six month inquiry into leadership and standards.

  • Monday, 01 July, 2013

    The Ministry of Justice has published a strategy and action plan for the criminal justice system - Transforming the CJS - promising a faster, more transparent and hi-tech system, including WI-FI in court rooms.

  • Friday, 28 June, 2013

    Our director Richard Garside recently spoke about the effectiveness of knife amnesty bins on BBC news. For more on what makes for effective strategies in tackling gun and knife crime, check out our briefing.

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