Month: July 2016
Report warns of children being wrongly treated as ‘mini sex offenders’
Now I know it was wrong - Parliamentary inquiry into support and sanctions for children who display harmful sexual behaviour, Barnardo's The report of the parliamentary inquiry investigating children who display harmful sexual behaviour says that children should be treated as children first and should not be unnecessarily criminalised.
Referral Orders most effective sentence in reducing re-offending
An HM Inspectorate of Probation report says Referral Orders are consistently more effective than other sentences in achieving their aims of reducing offending, however improvements could be made to make them more effective.
Joint enterprise study: righting a wrong turn
The Prison Reform Trust and Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) have published their study into Joint Enterprise. The report says there is an ‘urgent need’ for much greater clarity and transparency in the prosecution of ‘joint enterprise’ cases.