Archive for the 'domestic violence' Category

‘Restoring confidence so victims report rape is key’ – The Guardian

“As the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer is responsible for prosecutions, legal issues and criminal justice policy. Since he took up the post in November 2008, he has had to contend with the case of the death of Ian Tomlinson at the 2009 G20 Summit, the controversy around assisted suicide and has been drawn into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Now he faces another challenge.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Domestic homicide reviews take effect – Home Office

“From today, local areas should undertake new action to tackle domestic homicide following any case where someone has been killed by their current or former partner, Home Secretary Theresa May announced.”

Full press release

Home Office, 13th April 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

DPP: Prosecutors and police must protect women in the home – Crown Prosecution Service

“Women in England and Wales are still more at risk of crime in their own homes than anywhere else, the Director of Public Prosecutions said in a speech today entitled ‘Domestic Violence: the facts, the issues, the future’.”

Full speech

Crown Prosecution Service, 12th April 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Norfolk chainsaw murderer jailed for life for wife killing – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for murdering his wife and dismembering her body at their Norfolk home.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

All domestic abuse deaths to have multi-agency review – BBC News

“Every domestic abuse death is to be automatically reviewed in England and Wales in an effort to make sure lessons about violence in the home are learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs warn against legal aid reforms in divorce cases – The Guardian

“Making eligibility for legal aid in divorce and custody cases dependent on accusations of domestic violence will create a ‘perverse incentive’ that encourages false allegations, according to a group of MPs.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pressure prompts review of ‘domestic violence’ legal aid definition – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government has delayed its plans to respond to the legal aid and civil costs consultations until after Easter, and will ‘review’ the definition of domestic violence, the legal aid minister said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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