David Gauke has indicated he will resign as Justice Secretary when we have a new Prime Minister. He was hoping to have abolished short prison sentences but we now learn that the consultation on how to enact this has been delayed. Last week he published research showing that short prison sentences are counter-productive, so now the challenge will be fairly placed on whoever takes over as to whether evidence or cheap politics is the primary purpose of his or her decisions.
Each of the papers appearing as part of this series has been peer reviewed by members of the Howard League’s Research Advisory Group. Papers have been grouped on the website under the three What is Justice? hubs: Local justice and participation Social justice, human rights and penal policy The role of the state Some papers […]
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