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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

Victims: UK

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel illuminates the treatment of victims.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority offers some relevant information on victims. Since its introduction in 1964, it has provided tangible acknowledgement of society’s sympathy for innocent victims of violent crime or those injured trying to apprehend criminals or prevent a crime.

The Crown Prosecution Service victims and witnesses section has some key information.

KnifeCrimes.Org is an online knife, gun and gang related information resource. They provide help and support to families and friends affected by serious violent crime or those bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter.

The victims page of provides information for those who see a crime happen, or may be victims themselves.

Victim Support is the national charity which helps people affected by crime. They provide free, confidential support to help victims deal with their experience, whether or not they report the crime.

Victim Support Scotland provides practical advice, emotional support and assistance to victims of crime in Scotland.

Victims: International

Amnesty International campaigns to promote awareness of, and oppose abuse of, human rights. They undertake a range of educational activities, promoting the values contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other international agreed human rights standards. 

The Council on Crime and Justice is an independent, non-profit organisation which has been involved in such areas as offender services, alternative sanctions, victim's rights, and restorative justice.

The International Crime Victim Survey is the most far reaching programme of standardised sample surveys to explore householders’ experience with crime, policing, crime prevention and attitudes to safety in many countries.

The National Center for Victims of Crime in America describe themselves as “the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims". There is a wealth of useful resources available on this comprehensive site.

The US Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) oversees diverse programmes that benefit victims of crime. OVC funds state victim assistance and compensation programmes. It supports training for criminal justice and allied professionals on the rights and needs of victims.

The Victim & Victimology Resources site of the Northeastern State University university provides a wide ranging list of American and international web resources for victims.