UK criminal justice

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Labour proposes new offences for violence against women and girls
Green paper calls for misogyny to be made hate crime and bans on street harassment and sex-for-rent

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

16, May, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Cruel, paranoid, failing: inside the Home Office
The long read: Something is badly wrong at the heart of one of Britain’s most important ministries. How did it become so broken?

Daniel Trilling

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Prosecuting individual police officers won't deliver racial justice | Adam Elliott-Cooper
The Derek Chauvin verdict is cathartic, but tackling racial inequality requires a radical rethink of criminal justice, says The Monitoring Group’s Adam Elliott-Cooper

Adam Elliott-Cooper

24, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sage warns jails could unleash Covid variants into wider community
Government advisers say universal vaccination of inmates and prison staff is best way to mitigate risk

Jamie Grierson Home Affairs correspondent

23, Apr, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Is a party that sells police stations to criminals so very tough on crime? | Nick Cohen
Far from defending the police and justice system, the Tories have ruinously defunded them

Nick Cohen

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Lawyers counsel against ‘virtual hearings’ to tackle backlog of cases
‘Expression, atmosphere and manner’ cannot be assessed via video link, warn experts in response to crime bill

Damien Gayle

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ex-police reveal bribes and threats used to cover up corruption in 70s London
BBC documentary to examine incidents that led to setting up of unit on which Line of Duty’s AC-12 is based

Duncan Campbell

08, Apr, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Belly Mujinga: family still seeking justice one year after Covid death
Lawyer wants name of man who allegedly spat at transport worker to be disclosed to pursue civil case

Lucy Campbell

05, Apr, 2021 @3:10 PM

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I've seen how the justice system is crumbling. Why doesn't the government take action? | Dominic Grieve
From decrepit court buildings to legal aid cuts, the service has been brought to its knees, says former attorney general for England and Wales Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve

05, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Victims of crime suffer as backlog of court cases hits ‘crisis level’
Calls for independent agency to tackle delays caused by pandemic

Michael Savage

04, Apr, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Sisters of murdered Collette Gallacher fight for change in justice system
The six-year-old was raped and killed 35 years ago. Now her family are campaigning to protect others from sex offenders

Yvonne Roberts

03, Apr, 2021 @4:41 PM

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New rules give victims in England and Wales right to know when offender leaves prison
Victims’ commissioner for England and Wales said new code is ‘excellent step’ but says attitudes must change

Matthew Weaver

01, Apr, 2021 @8:17 AM

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