criminal justice system

Police and legal campaigners have called on the new Government to stick to its pre-election promises and fix a “justice system in crisis”.

Police and legal campaigners have called on the new Government to stick to its pre-election promises and fix a “justice system in crisis”. Policing must be at the heart of the agenda, the Police Federation of England and Wales said. National chairman John Apter said: “This morning I have written to Prime Minister (Boris) Johnson […]

Northern Ireland justice system failing sex crime victims time and time again say Inspectors

The criminal justice system in Northern Ireland is failing victims of sexual violence and abuse crimes time and time again, inspectors have warned. Faced with lengthy delays, an intrusive court process and a low chance of securing a conviction, a “high” number of complainants are choosing to withdraw their evidence rather than proceed with their […]

Offenders with learning disabilities being ignored say inspectors

The needs of many people with learning disabilities are going unnoticed when they are arrested by police, go to court and are sentenced, according to independent inspectors. They have published the report of a joint inspection into people with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system which said their needs should be recognised and addressed. […]