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A project that has successfully reduced reoffending rates among sex offenders may be hit hard by the government’s planned spending cuts.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has questioned the deterrent effect of imprisonment and severe prison sentencing.
The criminal justice system needs to be overhauled through community-based innovation to overcome massive reoffending, a new report says.
The new justice secretary's approach to prison indiciates a healthy departure from previous policy, but before we get too excited, it should be noted that it falls a long way short of restorative ideas, says Jonathan Bartley.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has backed the Scottish Government’s plans to replace short prison sentences with community payback orders.
Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust has drawn my attention to a great new initiative, which seeks to show that restorative justice is not a 'soft' option.
In his big speech in March on “crime and anti-social behaviour” Gordon Brown made not so much as a hint at anything in the restorative justice field. We pointed this out, and suggested he was missing a trick.
The new Labour manifesto however promises a Restorative Justice Act:
In a striking example of forgiveness and restorative justice, the mother of a murdered teenager has offered to help his killer to “turn his life around”, two years after her son’s death.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has launched a campaign seeking to halt the relentless rise in the UK prison population and address the underlying causes of crime.
…or don’t mention it at all, if you are Gordon Brown.