News in criminal justice
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has become the new Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB). As Chair of the LCJB, Commissioner Jones will be focussing on rebuilding confidence and trust in the local criminal justice system by critically challenging all partners to do more for all victims, […]
Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and one of two Victims’ Leads at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has told a panel of MPs the Crown Prosecution Service should be less risk-averse when considering charging suspects of Rape And Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO).
On her second visit to the Isle of Wight since taking up office in May, Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, heard how prison officers feel that they are not being treated fairly when they are the victim of an assault in the line of their work.
To mark national Justice Week, members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board are sharing their views on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the all parts of system including policing, the crown prosecution service, defence and probation.
On Thursday 13 August we saw the broadcast of the first episode of the second series of Channel 4’s Crime and Punishment. The series follows agencies from across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system including Probation, the Crown Prosecution System, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to give a unique insight into […]
The second series of the BAFTA nominated Crime and Punishment series, which gives a unique insight into the partners working across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system will be broadcast at 9pm on Thursday 13 August on Channel 4.
To date there have been eight jury trials heard at Winchester Crown Court since the lockdown has eased, and from this week a second court room has been set up with social distancing measures to allow for more cases to be heard.
As part of Justice Week 2020, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner ran a poll of knowledge about legal rights. We asked people “How confident are you that you know your legal rights if you are stopped and searched by the police?”
The first episode of a ground breaking documentary series following agencies from across the Hampshire Criminal Justice System was broadcast last night [Monday 16 September]. The Channel 4 series, Crime and Punishment, follows local agencies including Probation, the Crown Prosecution Service, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to create the first documentary of its kind […]
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire will be given greater powers to support more victims of rape and sexual abuse under plans announced today by Government.