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Ken Clarke warned over ‘catastrophic’ community punishment cuts – The Guardian

“Imminent budget cuts are set to create a funding ‘black hole’ in the criminal justice system with catastrophic consequences for innovative community sentences, experts have warned.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High risk criminals given community orders – Daily Telegraph

“Thousands of dangerous criminals are handed community sentences every year despite being a high risk to the public, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sentencing reform to focus on reoffending – The Independent

“Thousands of offenders will avoid jail under an overhaul of sentencing powers that will focus on cutting reoffending.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Sentencing and rehabilitation: government proposals for reform

Ken Clarke plans tough changes to community service – run privately – The Guardian

“Justice ministers are looking at proposals to turn community sentences into intensive programmes that run five days a week and are enforceable by the withdrawal of benefits, in an attempt to create alternatives to prison that are perceived as credible by the public.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former soldiers could make community service tougher for offenders – The Guardian

“A ‘dads’ army’ of former soldiers would run community service programmes for offenders under a radical cost-cutting privatisation plan that has shocked unions.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kent dog breeder Melanie King banned for animal cruelty – BBC News

“A Kent breeder who kept dogs in ‘truly appalling’ conditions has been banned from keeping animals for life.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Exeter knife woman taunted by park boys escapes jail – BBC News

“A woman who threatened a group of young boys with a knife in a Devon park, has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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