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Criminal Justice News

15 hours ago
man who escaped from an open prison and was at large for almost five years, during which time he collected social welfare and fathered a child, faces arrest and a return to prison to complete his sentence. Mark Finnegan, whose family home is in Jobstown ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
our people who fled from a lorry in Somerset have been put in the care of social services because they may be under 18 years old. Police said 11 people fled from the back of a lorry in Evercreech at around 3pm on Friday (July 21). Immigration officials ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
15 hours ago
Official figures reveal a record 71 convicted criminals or suspects were mistakenly freed in England and WalesDozens of prisoners have been released by mistake, official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have revealed, and prison violence has surged to a new high.In 2016-17, 71 convicted cr[...]
Criminal Justice
1 day ago
Takeaway outlets are proliferating and life expectancy has stalled. This clear correlation is the sign of a society at a tipping point

• Faiza Shaheen is the director of the Centre of Labour and Social StudiesThere’s something fishy going on. In the last 10 days we’ve heard that lif[...]
PovertyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
s well as people who have experience in "social work, mental health or domestic violence counseling, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or other similar work or community service backgrounds." But new recommendations published last week from the Community Police ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Sixteen officers from Holme House, County Durham, are off work having inadvertently breathed in smoke from cellsSixteen prison officers who work in a jail where 5.6kg of spice was recovered from prisoners’ cells are off sick after inadvertently inhaling the psychoactive drug.The Prison Officers’[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Our penal system is overcrowded, underfunded – and unable to deal with inmates’ mental health problems. No wonder suicide rates are soaringLess than a month after Jamie Wallace gave evidence in court about the dire state of mental health care in the Alabama prison where he was incarcerated, and [...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Dr James Barry, who concealed the fact that he was a woman throughout successful medical career, recognised by Historic EnglandHe died in 1865 and his gravestone reads simply “Dr James Barry, Inspector General of Hospitals”. However, he was one of the most renowned of all Victorian surgeons, and[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Dr James Barry, who concealed the fact that he was a woman throughout successful medical career, recognised by Historic EnglandHe died in 1865 and his gravestone reads simply “Dr James Barry, Inspector General of Hospitals”. However, he was one of the most renowned of all Victorian surgeons, and[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Lemonade fine | Cloistered lawyers | Call me Pat, Pet | Clive James | Austen’s cricket-loving heroineAbout 30 years ago I wrote a computer-simulated lemonade stall for primary schoolchildren. Included in the model were potential disasters like thunderstorms and competition from cheaper stalls near[...]
Children and ParentingEducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
Drinks industry body takes on Scottish government in supreme court over proposals to bring in 50 per unit minimum priceThe Scotch whisky industry has attacked proposals to implement a 50p minimum price for alcohol in Scotland as a “blunt instrument” that breaches EU law.Aidan O’Neill QC, actin[...]
Housing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
nd this could make it difficult to work with parents afterwards. The study, published in the Child and Family Social Work Journal, was undertaken by academics from the schools of law and of applied social studies at University College Cork. It involved ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Prison Service says a ‘small number’ of inmates in Worcestershire prison refused to follow orders and attempted to cause damage A prison wing is understood to be under control after prison security teams were drafted in to deal with an “ongoing incident”. So-called Tornado squads, equipped t[...]
Criminal Justice
5 days ago
Cayuga County legislator was accused of threatening staff members in the county social services department following alleged incidents between 2014 and 2016, but an investigation determined there was no criminal wrongdoing. According to a Cayuga County ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
5 days ago
The Crown Prosecution Service signed up to give everyone a fair chance to apply for jobs, including those with criminal records – but it has a long way to goI thought that I was attending a party for my sister, but my mother and wife had actually planned a surprise party for me in celebration of a[...]
Children and Pa
6 days ago
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Kensington and Chelsea borough provides an extreme example of what happens when inequality is entrenched by council decisionsOn Wednesday evening, I attended the first open council meeting of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council (RBKC) since the Grenfell Tower fire. The last meeting barre[...]
HousingPovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
It took Richard Ackland more than two months to get the full judgment in the Luke Lazarus rape case. It reveals a case where alcohol, innocence and the law collidedIt took the Guardian more than two months to get hold of the full judgment in the Luke Lazarus case, the distressing and polarising tria[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
Concerns raised about suicide monitoring and mental health at inquest into death of Sarah Reed who took her life in HollowayA jury at the inquest of Sarah Reed, a mentally ill prisoner at HMP Holloway who took her life at the jail last year, has identified serious shortcomings in her care.Reed was i[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Researchers in Manchester say drug is being sold in variety of forms including cigarettes dipped in vials of the chemicalDrug dealers are finding “innovative ways” of circumventing a police crackdown on the sale of the banned drug spice, according to drugs experts.Academics at Manchester Metropo[...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
1 week ago
OVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. Simpson's attorney in Las Vegas. LaVergne was not Simpson's trial ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Prof Pamela Taylor on mental health problems and Prof Mike Stein on the tough-on-crime youth policyOur prison system is in crisis and is causing suffering (Editorial, 19 July). Suicide, other deaths, self-harm and violence in prisons are rising; even purpose-designed protective procedures are failin[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareMental HealthCrimin
1 week ago
ccording to Dweck, the basic values of social work are human dignity and respect for the right to parenthood, regardless of religion, race or gender or sexual orientation. “In the 21st century, the State’s response to the High Court of Justice ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Supreme court rules Tariq Khuja, who was arrested but not charged, cannot rely on human rights laws to keep identity secretA man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge can be named after losing a long legal battle to keep his identity secret.
The high court and court of[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Permanent ban follows move by prison officers’ trade union in February calling on members to take action short of a strikeThe government has won its high court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers.
The application by the Ministry of Justice followed a move in Fe[...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
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18 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Am[...]
 

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19 weeks ago
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23 weeks ago
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43 weeks ago
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