The Week in Justice 21 April 2019

A busy week in criminal justice despite the Easter Break. Home Secretary Sajid Javid made a major speech endorsing a health-based approach to young people's violence and (in a separate article in the Telegraph) suggested updating the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

The Human Rights Committee issued a report on Good Friday highlighting concerns about the restraint and solitary confinement of children in custody.

You might also be interested in a thoughtful Sky News feature on the Circles approach to managing sex offenders in the community.

As always, click on the link to see the full story.

Happy Easter!

The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.

Sajid Javid speech on violent crime

Sajid Javid speech on violent crime

gov.uk

Children at risk

£51 million to police forces to tackle knife crime

£51 million to police forces to tackle knife crime

gov.uk

This is part of the £100m announced in the budget

Ethics committee concerns over 'predictive policing' tool

Ethics committee concerns over 'predictive policing' tool

theguardian.com

Algorithm may entrech racial bias

Change to criminal records legislation?

Change to criminal records legislation?

telegraph.co.uk

Sajid Javid on wiping minor offences (paywall)

End 'pain-inducing' restraints on child offenders

End 'pain-inducing' restraints on child offenders

theguardian.com

Human rights committee report

Unlocking Children

Unlocking Children

reformingprisons.blogspot.com

Rob Allen on the need to reform the way we lock up children

Phone detection kit introduced in prisons

Phone detection kit introduced in prisons

gov.uk

MoJ Press Release

HMYOI Cookham Wood well-led and making progress

HMYOI Cookham Wood well-led and making progress

justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

Needs to tackle culture of fighting

Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre inspection

Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre inspection

justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

Calm, with caring staff, but too prison-like

Trends in Justice Policy

Trends in Justice Policy

russellwebster.com

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies invaluable annual review

Rise in demand for specialist prison squad

Rise in demand for specialist prison squad

bbc.co.uk

National Tactical Response Group called out to 640 incidents in 2018

How do prisoners stop self-harming?

How do prisoners stop self-harming?

russellwebster.com

Important new HMPPS research

Welsh National Probation Service performing well

Welsh National Probation Service performing well

russellwebster.com

Probation Inspectors rate Welsh public probation as "good".

Probation Chief Inspector on Women's Hour

Probation Chief Inspector on Women's Hour

bbc.co.uk

Dame Glenys Stacey looks back at nearly 40 years in public service.

Rise in deaths of offenders on probation

Rise in deaths of offenders on probation

bbc.co.uk

BBC analysis

Inside the 'Circle'

Inside the 'Circle'

youtube.com

‘Circles’ uses volunteers to help rehabilitate sex offenders.

Guys and Dolls HMP Dartmoor

Guys and Dolls HMP Dartmoor

prisonchoirproject.co.uk

Prison Choir Project 21-23 May

Clean Break Launch First Podcast Series

Clean Break Launch First Podcast Series

cleanbreak.org.uk

Poetry, personal writing, interviews and discussion

The Longford Scholarships for prisoner degrees

The Longford Scholarships for prisoner degrees

longfordtrust.org

Applications open until 7 June

Terror case delayed after judge criticises PSR

Terror case delayed after judge criticises PSR

theguardian.com

Judge orders report by more experienced probation officer

Judge excused jury duty after case mix-up

Judge excused jury duty after case mix-up

bbc.co.uk

Declined jury service as he was the judge in the case...