Crime

Wide-ranging Tory manifesto fails on the ‘how’

The Conservative Party’s manifesto, launched yesterday (24 November) sets out an ambitious plan on what it will do if it wins the forthcoming general election – but little on how it will achieve some of its commitments.

Government to review controversial release under investigation

Tens of thousands of suspects are being released under investigation without any time limits or conditions, according to the Law Society, but the government has announced it is to review the rules.

Police use of AI to predict crimes can “amplify human bias”

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

£5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims

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.

Provocation and coercive control: the Challen case

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

Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended

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.

Sentencing of mothers causing children ‘irreparable harm’, report claims

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.