Archive for the 'violent offenders' Category

Hostel offenders risk to public – The Independent

“More than four out of five offenders in probation hostels pose a high or very high risk to the public, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Authorities to be probed over Naomi Bryant death – BBC News

“A coroner has told a jury to decide if authorities’ actions contributed to a woman’s death at the hands of a sex offender on licence from prison.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Violent offenders escaping with cautions, warn magistrates – Daily Telegraph

“Almost 40,000 violent offenders a year are being handed soft punishments because they are not taken to court, one of the country’s leading magistrates has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge ‘was told murderer Jonathan Vass was violent’ – BBC News

“A judge who granted bail to a man who went on to murder his ex-girlfriend was told he was violent, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Attorney General welcomes ‘one punch’ legal changes and sentence increases – Attorney General’s Office

“Sentences for manslaughter deaths will be dealt with differently in future, the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, said today, following a landmark judgement at the Court of Appeal in London which will give new guidance in cases of manslaughter where death was a result of unlawful violence.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 18th December 2009

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Jack Straw orders review of police cautions for violent offences – The Guardian

“A review of the police use of cautions to deal with violent offenders was ordered today by the justice secretary,  Jack Straw, after concerns voiced by magistrates, the director of public prosecutions and senior police officers.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Curbs on freed violent offenders – BBC News

“Asbo-style Violent Offender Orders (VOOs) that can restrict criminals’ movements after they are released from prison are coming into force.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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