Brexit, Firearms and Other Laws
201908.14
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Brexit, Firearms and Other Laws

What Does Brexit Mean for Firearms? As the government prepares to bring us out of the EU on 31st October 2019, details have begun to emerge as to the legal and regulatory position if we leave without a deal. Some of the first information released relates to firearms, although it regrettably raises more questions than…

Prison Benefits and Incentives are Changing
201907.18
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Prison Benefits and Incentives are Changing

What You Need to Know About Prisoner Benefits and Incentives Over the next six months, prison benefits and incentives are undergoing a change. New rules place emphasis on positive reinforcements – praising prisoners for behaving well – rather than punishment. The new Policy sets out the rules and guidelines for Governors and Directors of prisons…

Proceeds of Crime – When Does It All End?
201907.15
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Proceeds of Crime – When Does It All End?

Everything You Need to Know About the Proceeds of Crime We have all read newspaper articles reporting that a drug dealer or fraudster made hundreds of thousands from their offending but was ordered to pay back a much smaller amount. That is not always the end of the matter. Take a look as we explain…

Denying Guilt and Parole
201907.12
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Denying Guilt and Parole

Does Denial Impact Parole? You have been convicted of a crime you didn’t commit, your appeals are exhausted, and you serve time in prison. Part way through, you’re eligible for parole. You hope finally to get out and put this behind you. The parole board give you their decision, but parole is refused, seemingly because…

The Facts About Women in Prison
201906.19
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The Facts About Women in Prison

Women in Prison and the Criminal Justice System Take a look as we explore women in prison – including the problems, what can be done to help, recommendations and how we can assist. Prison is supposed to be hard. It is, after all, a punishment. But it’s also designed to help people address their behaviour…

Should Prisoners Be Released on a Temporary License?
201905.31
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Should Prisoners Be Released on a Temporary License?

What’s a Temporary License? The government has conducted a review of the process for prisoners to be released on temporary licence (ROTL); the drive behind the changes being the rehabilitation of offenders. Research has shown that working in the community prior to release significantly reduces the likelihood of re-offending, and ex-offenders in employment are up…

Tough New Weapons Laws Hit the Statute Book
201905.28
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Tough New Weapons Laws Hit the Statute Book

All The About the New Weapons Laws There are new weapons laws – here’s what you need to know. On 16th May 2019 the controversial Offensive Weapons bill received Royal Assent, bringing into law the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. Why Was This Law Passed? This legislation has been passed in order to assist in stemming…

X-Factor, Coming to a Motorway Near You Soon
201905.24
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X-Factor, Coming to a Motorway Near You Soon

Introducing Smart Motorways! The government has passed legislation which permits for the first time a new traffic camera which will assist in catching those motorists using closed lanes on the motorway network. The Secretary of State grants type approval only to devices that have a high degree of accuracy and reliability in performance. This is…