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Is imprisonment before trial the result of poor risk assessment?
How long does it take to hear the arguments for and against depriving someone of… Read more
Altruistic up-tariffing? The pitfalls of more rehabilitative police cautions
“It’s all good sending him to court for every offence he may have committed, but… Read more
Prosecuting mental health – accountability or criminalisation?
The government is set to increase the maximum sentence for people who assault emergency workers… Read more
To blindly go? Learning (or not) from pandemic policing
How did policing adapt during the pandemic? And now lockdown is lifting, which changes should… Read more
Should a parent shop their child to the police for sexual assault?
On Monday Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the police chiefs’ lead for child protection, encouraged parents… Read more
Tried and tested? New proposals for resolving crime without going to court
The practice of resolving crimes without going to court is in flux. HMICFRS has suggested… Read more
Known unknowns? The crazy world of pre-charge bail policy
It’s too easy to make policy based on assumptions. We all have beliefs we don’t… Read more
How to deal with the court backlog – divert rather than arrest
It is hard to think there might be any silver lining to the pandemic. Particularly… Read more
And get me to the court, get me to the court, for Gawd’s sake, get me to the court on time
FTA is the bane of a police officer’s life. If a defendant doesn’t turn up… Read more
The mysterious decline of the out of court disposal
In the old days people would talk of the neighbourhood bobby giving a teenager a… Read more
Is there institutional racism in the criminal justice system?
The MacPherson report on Stephen Lawrence defined institutional racism as “the collective failure of an… 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
We need to put restorative justice centre stage if its ever going to work
There is huge goodwill towards restorative justice, but unfortunately goodwill has not really got it… Read more
How punitive can you be? The criminal justice arms race
How punitive is the man on the Clapham omnibus? It is a subject that divides… Read more
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