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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?
# First Step Act
# First Step Act

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

Dec 26th 2018, 6:47 PM 10,755 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 1,747 Views 38 Comments

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
# Crime Victims Helpline
# Crime Victims Helpline

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

Aug 31st 2016, 11:58 AM 4,859 Views 12 Comments

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
# Criminal Justice System
# Criminal Justice System

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

Mar 31st 2014, 6:16 AM 14,553 Views 107 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 5,948 Views 20 Comments

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
# Officers
# Officers

89 gardaí have taken part in exchanges with the PSNI

Jun 18th 2013, 9:31 PM 9,433 Views 15 Comments

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
# ANTI-SOCIAL
# ANTI-SOCIAL

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

Feb 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,341 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Prisons
# Prisons

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

Mar 12th 2012, 7:09 PM 1,789 Views 3 Comments

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
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2011, 5:29 PM 2,563 Views 18 Comments

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’
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Sep 13th 2011, 7:43 AM 79 Views 43 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Police Ombudsman 'becoming less independent' - report

Sep 5th 2011, 1:39 PM 220 Views 4 Comments

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
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison system damaging to individuals and society: report

Nov 29th 2010, 9:58 AM 579 Views 1 Comment

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