Criminal Justice System

V4CE response to the Queen’s speech

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V4CE response
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Queen's Speech was published last week and as ever has proposed legisalation that will have implications for the sector
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/25/queens-speech-wordle-text
                                                                                                                                                                                         By Saqib Deshmukh, V4CE Development Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                       Whilst we applaud the long over due recognition of the position of Carers and new entitlements, we are concerned about key parts of the Queens Speech and the raft of new legislation that is being outlined.

Where's the justice?

By Imran Choudhury, Eastern Eye

JUSTICE minister Damian Green has vowed to fix the criminal justice system after an official government study revealed it was “institutionally racist”.
 
The damning report found white offenders received more lenient sentences when compared to black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) criminals. Almost 20 per cent of black and Asian defendants were more likely to be sent to jail than those who were white and committed similar offences.
 
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