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Prisoners fail in vote appeal

Prisoners fail in vote appeal

Two convicted murderers have today failed in their appeal for the right to vote while in prison. Peter Chester and George McGeoch had argued that under European law they should…

Mental illness sufferers more likely to be victims of crime

Mental illness sufferers more likely to be victims of crime

More than four out of 10 people with mental health issues (45%) have been the victims of crime in the past year, new research has found. The report showed that…

Chris Grayling announces changes to police cautions

Chris Grayling announces changes to police cautions

Justice secretary Chris Grayling announced plans to scrap police cautions for serious crimes because their use has become ‘simply unacceptable’. Last year over 160,000 police cautions were issued to adults,…

No defence: the erosion of PACE rights

No defence: the erosion of PACE rights

Regulation of the police station stage of the criminal process by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the PACE Codes of Practice is rightly regarded as a major…

No defence: latest in Justice Gap series out

No defence: latest in Justice Gap series out

‘Lawyers are at the heart of many cases of the wrongly accused and wrongly convicted: wrong, shoddy, lazy representation. It is a recurrent theme. It should haunt us.’ So said…

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