The Week in Justice 23 February 2020

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The latest Femicide Census was published this week; it remains grim but important reading with the highest yet number of 149 girls and women killed by men in 2018.

A new report from the Prison Reform Trust and Working Chance outlined the barriers to released women prisoners finding jobs.

With the new probation Target Operating Model due out soon, Clinks has published a useful update on the latest changes to commissioning of services to work with offenders.

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


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

Femicide census: Highest number of women killed by men
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Femicide census: Highest number of women killed by men

61% women were killed by their current or former partner.

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Just 4% women prisoners find work on release
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Just 4% women prisoners find work on release

Report from Prison Reform Trust and Working Chance, finds just 4% women were in employment six weeks after release from prison

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How far has the MoJ got in implementing Lammy?
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How far has the MoJ got in implementing Lammy?

The MoJ's second annual update on tackling racial disparity shows there is a lot of work still to be done.

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HMYOI Cookham Wood inspection report
justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

HMYOI Cookham Wood inspection report

Under pressure as children diverted from Feltham but conditions can improve if new staff recruited

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Downsizing the prison population
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Downsizing the prison population

After Prison is an exciting and ambitious new project from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

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Longer jail time for terrorists could backfire, says watchdog
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Longer jail time for terrorists could backfire, says watchdog

Jonathan Hall QC says there is a risk prisoners will be further radicalised behind bars

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MSPs give Scots prisoners and foreign nationals right to vote
dailyrecord.co.uk

MSPs give Scots prisoners and foreign nationals right to vote

New legislation means foreign nationals, refugees and prisoners serving <12 months will be able to vote in Holyrood and local elections.

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How to Stay Out of Jail
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How to Stay Out of Jail

Acclaimed Channel 4 documentary on Durham Police checkpoint scheme

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Probation review update:
clinks.org

Probation review update:

Commissioning of rehabilitative and resettlement services

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Suicide and probation: A systematic review of the literature
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Suicide and probation: A systematic review of the literature

New from Coral Sirdifield, Charlie Brooker & Rebecca Marples

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John Burton: ‘I was a horrible person. Now I help lads who used to be like me’
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John Burton: ‘I was a horrible person. Now I help lads who used to be like me’

The ex-convict on how his construction training scheme gives prisoners the chance to build a crime-free life on the outside

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Policing and the Public
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Policing and the Public

The Police Foundation on understanding public priorities, attitudes and expectations around policing.

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 A Bill for Justice:
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A Bill for Justice:

The next step in campaign to reform joint enterprise.

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"In other prisons you are an animal, here you are human"
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"In other prisons you are an animal, here you are human"

Rob Allen on the impressive efforts Norway makes to promote and support prison reform beyond its borders

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Mental health in prisons 2020 conference
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Mental health in prisons 2020 conference

Come along to hear from Care UK, BEH and Inclusion (part of MPFT) about the challenging delivery of healthcare in prisons. 7 May.

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Crime and Justice Networking and Learning Fair
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Crime and Justice Networking and Learning Fair

Wednesday 18th March 2020 Time: 12pm - 5pm Location: Geoffrey Manton Building Tickets: Free

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Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival
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Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival

Wednesday 18th March 2020 Time:   5pm - 7.30pm

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Criminal Court Sentencing: Thinking about Reform
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Criminal Court Sentencing: Thinking about Reform

School of Law Roundtable Seminar. 20 tickets left. 27 Feb

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