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#Criminal Justice System

# criminal-justice-system - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Last week, the US passed a bill to radically reform its criminal justice system - but what will it change?

The bill passed in the Senate last week after it received huge bipartisan support.

# criminal-justice-system - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Survivors of sexual violence are let down by the criminal justice system – here’s what should happen

The poor treatment of survivors, when combined with few perpetrators being convicted and a perception of lenient sentencing, could tacitly signal to society a “decriminalisation of rape”, writes Dr Simon McCarthy-Jones.

# criminal-justice-system - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Assault and burglary account for nearly half the calls received by the Crime Victims Helpline in 2015

40% of people who contacted the helpline were looking for emotional support.

# criminal-justice-system - Monday 31 March, 2014

Ireland sends more Asian people to jail for growing cannabis than Irish people

A new report has found that Ireland may be sending victims of slavery to prison, rather than helping to free them.

# criminal-justice-system - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

# criminal-justice-system - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

89 gardaí have taken part in exchanges with the PSNI

The Minister for Justice said that the implementation of the articles on this is a key measure towards improving cross-community confidence in the impartiality of the criminal justice system.

# criminal-justice-system - Monday 11 February, 2013

Just two ASBOS issued since 2010 as much-criticised system is shunned

However most than 3,500 behaviour warnings, the first step to an ASBO, have been issued – including 1,200 to children.

# criminal-justice-system - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# criminal-justice-system - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# criminal-justice-system - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Column: ‘A girl said a man had raped her. I said it didn’t happen’

Nejolla Korris is known as the Human Lie Detector. Here’s how she helps police forces sort the innocent from the guilty.

# criminal-justice-system - Monday 5 September, 2011

NI Police Ombudsman 'becoming less independent' - report

The Criminal Justice Inspection publishes a report saying the police ombudsman’s office has been undermined by its work in high-profile cases.

# criminal-justice-system - Monday 29 November, 2010

Prison system damaging to individuals and society: report

The Irish Prison Chaplains’ annual reports slams the criminal justice system and the media.