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Dealing with domestic abuse: draft Bill published

Given all the time and attention devoted to Brexit, it is perhaps not surprising that important policy initiatives have not been achieving the publicity they deserve. 459 more words

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Criminal Injuries Compensation: Abolition of the 'same roof' rule

At the end of February 2019, the Government announced that it was introducing a measure to amend the criminal juries compensation scheme. The amendment would abolish the rule that a victim could not claim compensation under the scheme where he/she lived under the same roof at the perpetrator. 255 more words

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Understanding Courts - a report from JUSTICE

In January 2019, the Human Rights Group JUSTICE published the report, Understanding Courts. It was the work of a group chaired by  Sir Nicholas Blake. 499 more words

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The Victims Strategy - 2018

In September 2018, the Government published its cross-government Victims Strategy. It sets out a criminal justice system wide response to improving the support offered to victims of crime and incorporates actions from all criminal justice agencies, including the police, CPS and courts. 585 more words

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Review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme

When the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme was originally introduced in 1964, there was a rule that applicants were not entitled to compensation if they were living with their assailant as members of the same family at the time of the incident. 567 more words

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Creating a Sentencing Code: proposals from the Law Commission

Way back in May 2016 I noted the publication of a Consultation by the Law Commission on the creation of a single code of law on sentencing for criminal offences. 386 more words

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What does the Criminal Cases Review Commission do?

It is hard to convey in print how the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) goes about its work. It has in recent months been trying to develop new ways of informing people – in particular prisoners – how it goes about its Review processes. 68 more words

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