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Monthly Archives: December 2010
What’s been happening in the news over the past month
13 Dec 2010, 4:33 pm | Written by Backstop
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke and his justice reform proposals outlined in last week’s Green Paper have been dominating the news over the past few days. Under the proposals, judges will be given greater discretion to decide for how long killers … Continue reading
Youth Justice Board (YJB) conference: The end of an era
13 Dec 2010, 2:42 pm | Written by Andrew
It was noticeable for me that the recent YJB conference had a kind of ‘end-of-era’ feel about it. Compared to the first, with Norman Warner lambasting us youth justice staff for being stuck in the past and saying that our … Continue reading