Crime
Police use of AI to predict crimes can “amplify human bias”
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:45 +0000

Artificial intelligence (AI) used by UK police to predict crimes may “replicate and in some cases amplify” existing biases, according to new research.

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Crime
£5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:52:24 +0000

Specialist support services for victims of rape and sexual assault will receive a £5m boost from the government, Justice Minister Wendy Morton MP announced today.

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Crime
Provocation and coercive control: the Challen case
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:40:58 +0000

In the week that Sally Challen told her own story for the first time, Jessica Maguire explores the perception of coercive control in the current justice system

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Crime
Family
Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:05:06 +0000

More victims will be able to challenge prison sentences following an extension of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, announced by the Ministry of Justice today.

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Crime
Sentencing of mothers causing children ‘irreparable harm’, report claims
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:21:46 +0000

The welfare of dependent children should be at the forefront of a judge’s mind when sending mothers to prison, according to a new parliamentary committee report.

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Crime
Police & Prisons
Family
To botox or not to botox?
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:37:58 +0000

Botched cosmetic surgery could lead to criminal convictions for the practitioner not to mention compensation claims

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Personal injury
Crime
Criminal justice system at 'breaking point'
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:05:29 +0000

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse after a decade of underfunding and needs urgent intervention, a Law Society

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Crime
Legal Aid
Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:49:22 +0000

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice for housing.

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Public
Legal Aid
Funding for inquests: giving families a voice
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:06:42 +0000

Non means-tested legal aid funding for inquests would encourage safer practices as well as allow families to be represented, argues Alice Stevens

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Legal Aid
Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distraction
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:58 +0000

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft domestic abuse bill

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Crime
Procedures
Control-Alt-Delete
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:32:58 +0000

Richard Easton considers the Lammy Review’s proposals to reform the criminal records regime and prevent further discrimination against BAME and juvenile ex-offenders

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Crime
The consequences of failing to prevent tax evasion by corporates
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:53:35 +0000

Christopher Gribbin and Holly Buick discuss the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act, a report into widespread issues with disclosure, and the recently introduced money laundering regulations

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White collar crime
Bach Commission proposes Right to Justice Act
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:20:36 +0000

Scrap Legal Aid Agency and replace it with an independent body, report recommends

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Legal Aid
Government road safety review welcomed by lawyers
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:41:29 +0000

Two-phase review announced following Charlie Alliston case

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Road traffic
Crime
Law Society backs calls for post-Brexit security cooperation
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:29:10 +0000

Government pledges new security, law enforcement, and criminal justice partnership with EU

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EU & International
Crime

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