July 2019

Posted by edelegal | 22 July 2019

Recently the government announced incentives for prisoners in custody focussing on positive reinforcements. In doing so, the longer-term aim is to assist rehabilitation and prevent re-offending.   A further announcement...

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Posted by edelegal | 17 July 2019

Over the next six months, benefits and incentives for prisoners are undergoing a change.   New rules place emphasis on positive reinforcements – praising prisoners for behaving well – rather...

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Posted by edelegal | 16 July 2019

Over the last few years, we have seen many matters that would previously have been prosecuted before the criminal courts, move into the jurisdiction of other bodies.   What we...

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Posted by edelegal | 11 July 2019

We have all read newspaper articles reporting that a drug dealer or fraudster made hundreds of thousands from their offending but was ordered to pay back a much smaller amount....

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Posted by edelegal | 08 July 2019

You have been convicted of a crime you didn’t commit, your appeals are exhausted, and you serve time in prison. Part way through, you’re eligible for parole. You hope finally...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 July 2019

Recently, three men from Halifax were convicted after one of them was found to have run a company whilst disqualified. The other two were convicted of assisting him.   If...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 July 2019

The press has recently reported that children who were victims of serious sexual abuse have received paltry sums, £20 for example, as compensation from the courts.   So, what exactly...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 July 2019

Today the Sentencing Council published new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage of all kinds, as well as threats to destroy property. There were existing guidelines, but they were thought...

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