A guest post from the national charity, Missing People, looks at a consultation the charity carried out with children in care as part of their ongoing work to improve professionals' responses to children going missing from care which will improve safeguarding and reduce unnecessary criminalisation.
The Howard League for Penal Reform’s journal was relaunched in 2016 with a new title, The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, and a new editor, Professor Ian Loader from the University of Oxford. Statement of aims and scope The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality theory, […]
The Green Party manifesto was published this week. At 88 pages it is pretty comprehensive, although most of the crime proposals are entreaties to do things better rather than specific legislative reforms. As we know from long experience, just asking people to do things does not necessary achieve the desired result. Although, it is also true that simply introducing new laws can have no effect or indeed have unintended consequences.
Magistrates were wrong to imprison a child of 14 and wrong to allow him to be named. The boy's case was heard in a youth court last week and it has been reported widely, but for reasons that I will go on to explain, I am not sharing a link to the coverage.