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Offenders, learning disability and criminal justice
People with a learning disability who are either accused of a crime or witnesses to a crime may be at a disadvantage within the criminal justice system as it stands. Factors such as their suggestibility, their ability to deal with questions or their decision-making can all mean that the process of obtaining justice can be more difficult for them. In a symposium held today, Saturday 31 March, at... View News Article (2001-03-26)

UK Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests
Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.  View News Article (2011-06-08)

Dr Marian FitzGerald joins Kent Criminal Justice Centre
Dr Marian FitzGerald has been appointed a Visiting Professor of Criminology at the Kent Criminal Justice Centre (KCJC) at the University of Kent. View News Article (2005-03-22)

New study finds 'delinquent behavior among boys contagious'
Impulsive boys with inadequate supervision, poor families and deviant friends are more likely to commit criminal acts that land them in juvenile court, according to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. View News Article (2009-07-17)

Female sex offenders protected by the criminal justice system
Female sex offenders receive lighter sentences for the same crimes than males says a study recently published in Feminist Criminology, a SAGE journal and the official journal of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology. View News Article (2012-05-31)

New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system
Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report. View News Article (2014-10-15)

Future generations could inherit drug and alcohol use
Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University. View News Article (2014-03-21)

Byers Acts To Protect Directors Under Threat Of Violence
Government to table amendment to Criminal Justice and Police Bill to allow private addresses of directors at serious risk of violence to be kept on secure register Stephen Byers, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, announced today new measures to allow directors under threat of violence or intimidation to keep their home address private. The new measures will be introduced by tabling an... View News Article (2001-03-07)

Hope for Justice Reform in Sierra Leone
The University of Leicester Department of Criminology is to play a major role in a consortium led by the British Council, which has been awarded a contract worth £6.9M over the next two years by the Department for International Development to help reform the criminal justice system in Sierra Leone. View News Article (2005-05-09)

What your TV habits may say about your fear of crime
What's your favorite prime-time crime show? Do you enjoy the fictional world of "CSI" or "Law & Order," or do you find real-life tales like "The First 48" or "Dateline" more engrossing? Your answers to those questions may say a lot about your fears and attitudes about crime, a new study finds. View News Article (2011-02-08)

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