Unless we encourage and enable the judiciary and its court system to be engaged in opportunities for change as highlighted in this report, there is a danger that this new criminal justice landscape will neglect the very plank of reform which could have a lasting impact on reducing re-offending"
Most low-level offenders get little or no support to address the problems behind their offending. But because she was convicted at Plymouth Magistrates court, Karen was able to benefit from a special service run by my charity, Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with independent thinktank the new economics foundation"
Many would argue that satisfied or not, at least these defendants still had access to a lawyer. But we should be careful not to dismiss dissatisfaction so lightly. It could produce what would be to Mr Grayling a presumably unintended consequence— it may cause further crime."