Another hectic week in criminal justice headlined by the publication of the Prisons and Courts Bill which included a proposed new duty on prisons to rehabilitate, an expanded role for the inspectorate and details about court modernisation.
Liz Truss also used her "exceptional powers" to appoint Charlie Taylor as the new chair of the YJB.
Cressida Dick was appointed the first woman to lead the Metropolitan Police.
Probation inspectors found there is less rehabilitation work taking place under the new public/private system.
For those of you with a criminological bent, there's a couple of interesting reads below.
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Full text of the BIll as published on 23 February 2017
Duty on prisons to rehabilitate, bigger role for prison inspectorate & court modernisation.
Liz Truss written statement on youth justice, including appointment of Charlie Taylor as Chair of YJB.
Less rehabilitation is being done under new probation system.
Governors say reward system in a mess and asks why they were not consulted
Guardian says the Met is changing, but too slowly
March 2nd is #DontStreamandDrive day - campaign led by @SgtTCS
Go, listen or watch Nils Oberg, head of Swedish Prison & Probation talk at RSA. 8 March 6 pm
Low level of complaints but more likely to be about staff behaviour.
New research & practice guide from RJC
Assesses risk, intended to address discrimination.
Two employees arrested, 484 police inquiries under review
This article by David Churchill won the 2016 Radzinowicz Prize
Offenders' views on the meaning and severity of punishment
Closing date 13 March
Closing date 6 March