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…

Bankruptcy – Time to Stop Digging
201903.27
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Bankruptcy – Time to Stop Digging

For many people, bankruptcy represents either personal and/or business failure, bringing with it feelings of embarrassment, shame and anxiety. From a legal perspective, the story may not be over, as the law requires those experiencing bankruptcy to cooperate fully to maximise recoverable assets for creditors. In this instance, it may be tempting to try and…

Are There Prosecution Time Limits?
201903.07
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Are There Prosecution Time Limits?

What Prosecution Time Limits, If Any, Currently Apply In England And Wales? Last week the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson suggested a 10-year time limit ( a Statute of Limitations) on the prosecution of soldiers accused of murder during military engagement. This proposal was in response to reports that British soldiers may face prosecution over deaths…

Is There a Solution to Knife Crime?
201903.05
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Is There a Solution to Knife Crime?

Knife Crime – Searching for Solutions The Home Secretary will this week hold an urgent meeting with police chiefs to discuss the recent rise in knife crime. This follows another week of senseless killings and the publication of figures that show the number of people aged 16 and under being stabbed rose by 93% between…

Counterfeit Currency – You May Pay a Very High Price
201903.01
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Counterfeit Currency – You May Pay a Very High Price

The Dangers of Counterfeit Currency In straitened financial circumstances, it can be tempting to consider purchasing counterfeit money. While the price of such ‘currency’ fluctuates widely, it is often as low as 25% of the face value, making it a tempting proposition. State currency producers spend millions each year on devising and improving security safeguards,…

Is Modern Slavery a Defence to Offences?
201902.25
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Is Modern Slavery a Defence to Offences?

Modern Slavery – A Defence to Drug Dealing and Other Offences? The short answer is: maybe. Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides a defence to specific criminal charges where it is shown that they were committed under a compulsion due to slavery or exploitation (for over-18s) or as a direct consequence of…

Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving
201902.04
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Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving

The Sentencing Issues with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving Rarely do cases such as those involving death or serious injury following a traffic collision result in so much media coverage and get so emotive. It is easy to see why this is such a difficult issue for not only those involved to handle but also…