Drink or Drug Driving – The Second Sample
201910.14
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Drink or Drug Driving – The Second Sample

In some cases, the police need to take either a blood or urine sample from a driver suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. In almost all instances, the police opt for a blood sample. What Happens Next? Part of the problem is the procedure adopted by the police. The police do…

Airports, Planes And Alcohol Laws
201909.04
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Airports, Planes And Alcohol Laws

Do Alcohol Laws Need to Be Changed for Airports and Planes? It has been reported in the press that 500 people have been arrested while drunk on a plane at British airports in the last three years.  For many people a holiday begins once cases have been checked in, and what is the harm in…

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…