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November 3, 2017
Nobody’s problem – our crazy criminal records system

I often reflect on how and why change happens. Mostly luck is involved and/or influential… Read more

May 20, 2017
Our criminal records system makes a minor crime into a life sentence

Currently anyone who was convicted of shop-lifting twice when they were 12 has to declare… Read more

May 19, 2017
Our criminal records system is broken and needs radical reform

Currently anyone who was convicted of shop-lifting twice when they were 12 has to declare… Read more

July 24, 2016
Are convictions in historic sex abuse cases reliable?

How can anyone judge who is telling the truth now in the case of alleged… Read more

May 2, 2016
Eternal punishment- the consequences of being caught twice for shop-lifting aged 10

“I have two convictions. Both happened 38-years ago when I was a juvenile. The first… Read more

January 10, 2014
Should legal sanctions be used against annoying people?

This week peers voted against the government’s new definition of anti-social behaviour – conduct capable… Read more

November 17, 2013
Should more ex-offenders be magistrates?

Many ex-offenders are probably already magistrates.  A huge proportion of the male population has been… Read more