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Policing and governance
Policing and governance
Disaster averted but questions remain over courts' response to riots
Was the remand system used appropriately, was due process sufficiently observed and were the stiff sentences justified?
Reading the Riots phase two: police, victims and the courts
Guardian/LSE study of England's summer riots of 2011, second stage.
Deconstructing Rituals of Reconciliation
How do we judge the authenticity of reconciliatory actions? And why do we even need to bother?
Florida Innocence Commission: 6 Ways State Is Keeping The Wrongfully Convicted In Prison
In 1974, a 9-year-old Polk County boy was taken from his bedroom and raped in a field. The boy's uncle, a high school assistant principal, said the description of the attacker sounded like a student, Jimmy Bain. Police went to Bain's home that evening and arrested him. The 19-year-old was sentenced to life in prison despite the fact that he had an alibi and his blood type didn't match the semen sample. For 35 years, James Bain sat in prison as letter after letter asking for DNA testing was rejected......
Remove preventative work from the remit of youth offending teams, MPs told
Andrew Neilson, director of campaigns at The Howard League for Penal Reform, told a justice select committee hearing into the future of youth justice:....“There is a degree to which the machinery [of the youth justice system] is self-perpetuating the problem rather than doing anything about it," he said. "Prevention and early intervention should lie outside the youth justice system."
Thousands wrongly labelled as criminals
"At least 20,000 people have been wrongly labelled as criminals or accused of more serious offences because of blunders by the police and the Criminal Records Bureau."
Police chief backs community-based scheme
"Deputy Met commissioner praises London initiative. Former inmates helped to find treatment and jobs."
Call for restorative justice
"Experience in Northern Ireland shows that reoffending drops if criminals meet their victims."
Crime map website to reveal hotspots
"The number and type of crimes which take place at hotspots like nightclubs, subways and parks are to be revealed on a crime-mapping website from Tuesday."
Swearing and the Police - Adding Insult to Injury
Paul McKeever, Chairman of The Police Federation in the UK comments on the court decision to uphold the appeal against conviction for swearing at the police
£10m unpaid fines branded slap in face for crime victims
"Tens of thousands of criminals have dodged almost £10 million of fines dished out by Scottish courts in recent years."
The shootings in Manchester – and a baby born in Helmand – have revived the debate over women's role in the services
The shootings [of police] in Manchester – and a baby born in Helmand – have revived the debate over women's role in the services
Confessions of a traffic warden
Confessions of a London traffic warden and confirmation of what we all suspected by way of dirty tricks
TV drama Public Enemies reflects the reality of probation officers
"Over the years probation officers have had their judgment undermined by a tick-box culture that puts risk management before rehabilitation."
Retired police chief arrested at OWS after calling fellow officers ‘obnoxious, arrogant and ignorant’
"The rolling circus of perpetual own-goals that is the NYPD's crackdown on Occupy Wall Street is the gift that keeps on giving."
We must acknowledge the limits of policing and punishment in the absence of social justice
Robert Reiner, expert on sociology of policing, on the LSE blog
Police in Britain deemed untrustworthy compared with Europe, says study
"Analysis shows repeated stop-and-search tactics have had catastrophic impact on public trust in UK forces."
Leon Panetta’s explicitly authoritarian decree
Comment on Obama's authorization of 'undercover' executions of US citizens, if suspected terrorists, without due process or public debate or transparency
Manchester and Salford: a tale of two riots
"As looters in Manchester made off with plasma TVs and clothes from Liam Gallagher's boutique, in Salford they were taking tins of food from Lidl and secondhand TVs from Cash Converters."
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