Archive: Criminal Justice

Many children are locked up for 23 hours a day

The government must act now to tackle the crisis in our youth jails

The Chief Inspector of Prisons' report provides a horrifying insight into the conditions in which children are held

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Children, brain development and the criminal law

    The legal system needs to take greater account of new discoveries in neuroscience that show how a difficult childhood can affect the development of a young person’s brain which can increase the risk adolescent crimes, according to researchers. The research will be presented as part of an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series in conjunction with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

  • PSAEW: “The benefits of Restorative Justice for both victims and offenders are well evidenced"

    Following the publication today by HMIC of the Joint Inspection Report – Facing Up To Offending, the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales has restated its full support for the use of Restorative Justice, where appropriate, and welcomes the recommendations in the report.

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