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Does it matter if those accused of crime plead guilty or not guilty?
Just before Christmas news leaked out that the government was getting cold feet about decriminalising… Read more
Does the public benefit from being kept in the dark?
I am a passionate believer in free speech and open justice, but I also believe… Read more
Why people don’t care how much the criminal justice system costs
The criminal justice system in England and Wales costs a lot – at least… Read more
Is confidence in the justice system at rock bottom?
Adults in the UK are more likely to have had experience of a court case,… Read more
Why has the criminal courts charge inspired a barrage of criticism?
The Justice Committee wants to know what we think about the criminal courts charge and… Read more
What do victims want from the Crown Prosecution Service?
Political parties have vied to produce policies on how to look after victims and witnesses… Read more
Do politicians use evidence in talking about crime?
Sense about science are worried that politicians don’t always use evidence correctly when talking about… Read more
criminal justice and the manifestos – the curate’s egg
The political parties who have produced manifestos so far all deal with crime and justice,… Read more
How can we engage the media in reporting about offenders and prisons?
The Howard League has recently published an essay on how voluntary sector organisations advocating for… Read more
Radical ideas from Leveson – the impact of prisoner transport on criminal courts
The new Leveson report on efficiency in criminal proceedings contains a number of radical ideas. One… Read more
Crime falls but desire for harsh punishment remains
Crime has fallen significantly yet again by 9/7% depending on which figures you use. Hooray!… Read more