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£5m scheme to divert mentally ill offenders from prison – The Guardian

“The first stage in setting up a national service to divert mentally ill people from prison is due to be announced by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crime victims’ advocate network to be established – BBC News

“Victims of crime – and witnesses to it – in England and Wales are to be given a ‘louder voice’ thanks to a £1m government initiative.”

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BBC News, 21st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Classifying offenders could lead to criminal justice revolution – The Guardian

“Imagine being able to predict which offenders will go on to commit serious crimes. Juliet Rix on a new system that could have a drastic impact on the justice system.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Serious concerns’ over UK Supreme Court change – BBC News

“The Scottish government is to outline its ‘serious concerns’ about plans which it says could threaten the historic independence of Scots law.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

International Criminal Practice Seminar, 9th March – The Bar Council

“This event is aimed at criminal practitioners, clerks and practice managers who are interested in learning about how to expand their criminal practices internationally. The seminar will be Chaired by Peter Lodder QC, Chairman of the Bar Council and will feature a panel of speakers who will talk briefly on areas of international criminal work, regional opportunities and practical strategies for involvement.”

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The Bar Council, 25th February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Justice system delays endemic, research shows – Law Society’s Gazette

“Law Society research submitted to the government last week has identified a ‘lack of communication’ pervading the justice system that is causing delays throughout the process.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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