What the public really thinks about community sentences is an evaluation of the 'Local Crime: Community Sentence' project which aims to raise public awareness about the importance of community sentences and to improve public confidence in them. Though a democratic system of justice relies on public trust and confidence, it is well-known that the public is poorly informed about the workings of the criminal justice system.There is an emerging recognition that the best way forward in
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With a keynote essay by Richard Garside on the limited role the criminal justice system can play in promoting a safer society, this collection of essays includes contributions from Nick Clegg MP and Edward Garnier MP.
From punishment to problem solving: a new approach to children in trouble looks at one of the key priorities for the New Labour administration in 1997, dealing with young offenders. Reforming youth justice was not only an end in itself. The new government observed that most adult offenders in the prisons started their offending careers as children and young people.
The government's drive to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is failing to address some of the most serious offences, so ignoring the suffering of many thousands of victims, a report from the Crime and Society Foundation today claims.
Our 2005/2006 Annual Report
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has recently stated that 'organised crime is one of the biggest challenges faced by this country. This comment reflects a continued, yet growing, focus on the potentially enormous damage done by serious organised crime. Bearing this in mind, the government has abandoned its incremental, multi-agency reaction to a flourishing problem, in favour of the new, high-profile Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), described as ‘the British FBI’, a new breed of la
Previous research has shown that prisoners involved in education value support and encouragement from officers on the wings. Wings of Learning: the role of the prison officer in supporting prisoner education was aimed at discovering how officers viewed prison education, what support they could offer, and how it might best be given in the future.
Our 2004/2005 Annual Report
By the ICAR public images partnership for National Refugee Integration Forum, Community and Media Sub-Group and Funded by Immigration and Nationality Directorate, UK Home Office
The Centre has investigated changes in the contentious press coverage of asylum. The project was intended to discover if guidelines issued by the Press Complaints Commission, in the interests of public safety, were being observed.
Punishment before justice? highlights concerns arising from the expansion of financial penalties to tackle `disorderly behaviour' and issues relating to the operation of the scheme. PNDs, the briefing argues, unjustly subject recipients to punishment. They also create a new class of the semi-criminal, who face being put on the fast-track to arrest, prosecution and punishment.