Court of Appeal judgement on credit for youth and immaturity
This case is an example of the courts considering maturity as well as chronological age and also of significant credit being given for youth despite the appellant being close to his eighteenth birthday.
Law Society recommendations for improving the criminal justice system
The Law Society have published a report which sets out various problems within the criminal justice system and proposes 11 recommendations for change.
Youth Justice Summit 2019
The Youth Justice Legal Centre’s annual Youth Justice Summit took place on 17 May 2019. The Summit’s theme was Children and the Criminal Courts and we were delighted to bring together 250 youth justice practitioners including some of the country’s leading experts on children and the criminal law. YJLC are proud to be building a […]
A report on the future of the Youth Court
The Michael Sieff Foundation and The Nuffield Foundation facilitated a Roundtable event to discuss where Parliament, Government and the Judiciary are planning to go or should be going next on youth justice, particularly in relation to the youth court. The report following the Roundtable has now been published.
Briefing on children, knife crime and the impact of custody
The College of Policing briefing is a summary of evidence on factors associated with carrying knives, as well as strategies and interventions to tackle knife crime. It aims to inform decisions about approaches to tackling knife crime.
Court of Appeal partially allows appeal of Britain’s youngest female ‘terrorist’
The Court of Appeal considered the application of the Sentencing Council’s Terrorism Offences Definitive Guideline in relation to life sentences imposed on two teenage sisters convicted of offences under s.5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
High Court ruling on arrest following voluntary interview
The High Court found that arresting a volunteer at the police station was not a reasonable course of action by the police.
Custodial sentences passed for breaching anonymity injunction
Three individuals admitted contempt of court for publishing information about Thompson and Venables in breach of an injunction and were sentenced to suspended custodial sentences.
State of Children’s Rights Report 2018
State of Children’s Rights 2018, Children’s Rights Alliance England, published March 2019 The Children’s Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have published their annual report on the state of children’s rights in England and Wales. Details The report concludes that the way children in conflict with the law are treated is still in need of urgent reform. […]