As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Posts Tagged: Prison
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
Gauke’s argument on sentencing reform is calm, reasoned and vulnerable to events outside his control
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
After Brexit has been concluded this will be a key challenge for the Conservatives as the Party of law and order. Political correctness must not get in the way of effective policing.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
WATCH: “Reoffending rates are far too high for short sentences…they aren’t long enough to turn lives around” – Stewart on prisons
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
After five different Secretaries of State in just over three years, the Ministry of Justice needs stability to take on a crucial task.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.
That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.
The Conservatives’ best chance of a majority is by winning over working class voters – who overwhelmingly and strongly oppose this daft policy.
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Building up these vital links can both help individuals to reform and prevent their children following them into the prison system.
Incarcerating more criminals for longer has saved millions of people from becoming victims of crime.