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
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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.
Crime, persistent offenders and the justice gap begins by outlining the problem of ‘attrition’ in the criminal justice system. Attrition refers to the gap between levels of known crime and the response of the criminal justice system in terms of prosecutions, convictions and sentencing. As this paper illustrates, different understandings of known crime lead to different conclusions about the attrition rate.
Our 2003/2004 Annual Report
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Our 2002/2003 Annual Report
Our 2001/2002 Annual Report