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Partners coming together to ensure justice for victims of crime during the pandemic

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.

03 March 2021

Open letter to the public from the Chair of the Local Criminal Justice Board

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 […]

18 August 2020

New Crime and Punishment series filmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

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.

11 August 2020

Winchester Crown Court opens for more trials with safety measures in place

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.

14 July 2020

Stop & search: 45% people not confident in knowing their rights

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?”

28 February 2020

Local criminal system the focus of Channel 4 documentary

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 […]

17 September 2019

94% more likely to refer to Restorative Justice following Hampshire conference

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17 April 2019

Government to give PCC greater powers to support rape victims

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.

08 November 2018

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