UK criminal justice

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Mother jailed for harming baby hits out at ‘unjust’ appeal ruling
Lawyers and campaigners fear decision not to grant appeal against conviction risks silencing other victims of domestic abuse

Hannah Summers

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Up to one in 11 staff in some jails investigated for misconduct
Exclusive: Analysis of MoJ figures for England and Wales reveals disproportionate level of misconduct inquiries in some jails

Tobi Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Whistleblower tells inquiry of ‘shocking’ abuse at immigration detention centre
Former officer who filmed undercover footage at Brook House, says managers were complicit

Amelia Gentleman

29, Nov, 2021 @7:50 PM

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Sentences must be decided by the judges | Letter
Letter: With regard to ‘Harper’s law’, Malcolm Fowler is against hobbling the court’s discretion by striving to ram square pegs into round holes


28, Nov, 2021 @4:50 PM

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PC Andrew Harper’s killing was appalling, but changing the law won’t protect key workers | Zoe Williams
Although Harper’s law sets out to protect emergency service workers, it will do little to change their lived realities, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

25, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Harper’s law’ will not be retrospective, says Raab, as lawyers express disquiet
Killers of PC Andrew Harper will not have sentences extended as legal experts fear law change will remove judges’ discretion

Rajeev Syal and Matthew Weaver

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘No alternative’ to new walkouts in legal aid dispute, says QC
Barrister who led 2014 strike in England and Wales says further industrial action looks likely

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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I fought for Sally Clark and other cot death mothers. I’m still haunted by their fate
John Sweeney reported on the women wrongly jailed for murder. Now, 22 years on, he fears we have not seen the end of a modern witch-hunt

John Sweeney

20, Nov, 2021 @2:13 PM

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Treat terrorism like other crime regarding mental health, says watchdog
Legislation reviewer warns against treating mental health differently in terrorism investigations

Jamie Grierson

19, Nov, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Do long jail sentences stop crime? We ask the expert
Penelope Gibbs, former magistrate and founder of Transform Justice, on whether harsher sentences are effective

Coco Khan

19, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The law is failing domestic abuse victims in England and Wales. But we can change it | Yvette Cooper
The six-month limit on reporting assaults too often allows the perpetrators to escape justice, says Labour MP Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper

19, Nov, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Use of stop and search rises 24% in England and Wales in a year
Equivalent of one in five male minority ethnic teenagers stopped in year ending March 2021

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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