Government policies aimed at diverting minor offences from court have resulted in `extensive net-widening', with individuals `being brought within the ambit of the criminal justice system who previously were ignored or dealt with informally', claims a study published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
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CCJS has undertaken a detailed and systematic literature review to establish if there are effective interventions for young people who sexually abuse. Commissioned by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales the review informed a source document, from which a Key Elements of Effective Practice (KEEP) guidance document was drawn. The Youth Justice Board wished CCJS to use a systematic review of research to:
The government's analysis of factors driving up the prison population is 'inadequate' and 'highly misleading' according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
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Most of the problems associated with the illegal use of firearms require social and economic rather than criminal justice solutions, according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
`Gun Crime' A review of evidence says that there `is no compelling evidence' that the current largely enforcement led strategy adopted by the government `is likely to prove a durable or effective way of dealing with firearm related offending'.
The community order and the suspended sentence order: The views and attitudes of sentencers is the fourth research report of our community sentences project which monitors the orders introduced in the 2003 Criminal Justice Act.
Street Weapons Commission: Guns, Knives and Street Violence is a review of the extent and nature of the use of guns and knives in violent crime in five UK cities, commissioned by Channel 4 television for their Street Weapons Commission.
At least twice as many people die from fatal injuries at work than are victims of homicide, a report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies suggests. The report found that at least 1,300 people died as a result of fatal occupational injuries in 2005-06 in England and Wales, compared with 765 homicide victims.
The government's wide ranging youth justice reforms have had no measurable impact on levels self-reported youth offending, according to an independent audit published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
The use of interventions for women offenders serving community sentences is dependent upon the availability of local services and priorities, according to a report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.