People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds account for more than half of those strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police in the past three years, according to “extremely alarming” figures collected by the force.
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'Risking public safety': probation chiefs vent fury at 'payments on results' private sector shake-up
Thursday 09 May 2013
Senior probation officers have accused the Government of "taking risks with public safety" by pressing ahead with an overhaul of offender rehabilitation which will see services outsourced to the private sector.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Moves to cut the number of court cases that are strung out by people applying for judicial reviews of decisions will be announced today by the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling.
Housing association whistleblower accused of reporting company to former Labour minister Sadiq Khan begins unfair dismissal claim
Friday 05 April 2013
A whistleblower, who claims she was wrongly accused of reporting her company to shadow justice minister Sadiq Khan, began her case for unfair dismissal today.
Friday 22 February 2013
Labour fears it will limp in fourth in next week’s Eastleigh by-election, dealing a blow to Ed Miliband’s efforts to project it as the “one nation” party.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Reducing the "disgraceful" number of women in prison will be treated as a priority by an incoming Labour government, the shadow Justice Secretary will today promise.
Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert says justice 'must be swift, sure and seen to be done, or it's not done at all'
Friday 13 July 2012
The criminal justice system can be opaque, impenetrable, too concerned with defendants and too little concerned about victims, Nick Herbert said today.
Sunday 03 June 2012
The shadow Justice Secretary tells Matthew Chorley his party lost touch with young voters and women voters, but now has a game plan
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Kenneth Clarke's plans to toughen up community orders by tracking offenders with high-tech ankle tags and ensuring every sentence is a punishment could increase reoffending, the Government's own impact assessment showed today.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
At this stage of any cricket tour, all anybody wants to do is go home. Of nobody is this truer in the United Arab Emirates at present than the "home" side. Pakistan have been away for too long and it is beginning to show.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
England can complete a one-day whitewash today against opponents who are feeling homesick
Wednesday 27 July 2011
It is "staggering" that probation officers can spend as little as a quarter of their time dealing directly with offenders, MPs said today.
Monday 27 June 2011
Ed Miliband is "getting into his stride" after nearly nine months in his job and should not be underestimated, one of his leading allies said yesterday.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Education Secretary Michael Gove has warned against union "militancy" ahead of a planned walkout by teachers and public sector workers.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
David Cameron forced Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke to change his sentencing plans over fears that prison sentences would be "too lenient" if jail terms were halved for offenders who plead guilty early.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has indicated that a new privacy law could be introduced to provide judges with clearer guidance on issuing injunctions.
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