Ministry of Justice

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 14:31

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What works in criminal justice? Time to find out

What’s a guilty plea worth? One third off the custodial tariff (the current arrangement) or a 50 per cent reduction in sentence for an early plea?

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 08/12/2010 - 11:00

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Flaws in the MoJ's reoffending study

The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a “payment by results’ pilot study at the privately run Peterborough Prison, which holds 480 male and 360 female prisoners.

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 14:54

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Prison works: but how well?

In 1993, Conservative Home Secretary Michael Howard famously proclaimed “Prison works!” and built more prisons.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/11/2010 - 13:47

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Beware of lawyers bearing gifts

The Independent on Sunday (last Sunday) and The Times (today) have run identical stories saying that the number of contested wills is rising, blamin

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:31

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Bent statistics on going straight

Ministers in the Coalition Government need to watch their claims more carefully.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 14/11/2010 - 17:12

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Government retreats on rape anonymity

The Government has abandoned plans to grant anonymity to those (predominantly men) accused of rape.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/08/2010 - 08:29

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Dead or Alive? How the coronial system causes delay

How many deaths occurred in England and Wales last week? We don’t know the answer, and that’s understandable.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 10/03/2010 - 15:44

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Home Affairs Committee on the case of the National DNA Database

The inquiry into the National DNA Database by the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, which was published on Monday, comes after much of the ‘inquiring’ - including by