The Department of Justice announced today that it will provide nearly $57 million to support criminal justice reform and advance racial equity in the criminal justice system. The grants will advance the ministry’s goal of promoting fairness in the nation’s courts and prison systems and aligning criminal justice practices withRead More →

An Auckland business owner is seeking funding for proactive community patrols following a crash and seizure at a busy shopping centre. Police at St Lukes Shopping Center on Tuesday. (Source: rnz.co.nz) A group of eight people wearing face masks and carrying batons targeted Stewart Dawson’s in St Lukes shopping mall,Read More →

Washington DC–The United States Senate has unanimously passed a Senate resolution designating September 18-24, 2022 as National Forensic Science Week. The resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), recognizes the role that forensic science plays in the investigation, prosecution and convictionRead More →

Breadcrumb Links Policy Opinion Local News Crime Columnists “Public confidence can be undermined by misinformed or inaccurate public statements.” – Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk Publication date : September 19, 2022 • 5 hours ago • 4 minute read • 11 comments Members of the Vancouver Police Department attendRead More →

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday that a strong, fair and independent judiciary is the surest guarantee for the flourishing of democratic values. Speaking at the ‘1st JS Verma Memorial Lecture’ here in Madhya Pradesh, the Vice President said the whole country must realize that no one is aboveRead More →

Madison, WI – This week, the Wisconsin State Public Defender and District Attorneys released their 2023-2025 tax demands, which include increases from the previous year’s funding levels. In response, Wisconsin State Bar President Margaret Hickey released this statement: “Wisconsin’s justice system is at a critical point, exacerbated by the effectsRead More →

Najib’s pardon would turn Malaysia’s justice system and rule of law into a farce, bar association says Published on: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 By: Malay Mail Text size: Datuk Seri Najib Razak is currently serving his 12-year prison sentence in Kajang Prison after a panel of five Federal Court judgesRead More →

Former city police commander Joe Kidman paid tribute to the Queen’s “constant and faithful” service by joining in Sunday’s proclamation celebrations. The senior officer joined the force nearly three decades ago and wears three Queen’s Jubilee Medals on his chest – in addition to a long service award. Now responsibleRead More →

British Columbia Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk wrote a letter in response to recent criticism of the province’s criminal justice system. In his seven-page letter, Juk writes that while reviewing the justice system is an integral part of healthy public discourse, he criticized the recent focus on so-called prolificRead More →

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya never minced words. The outspoken Nigerian native, fighting in Auckland, New Zealand, is unapologetic himself and speaks his mind without hesitation. He demonstrated it through his interviews, his personality and his lifestyle. In a recent article, Adesanya condemned the punishment meted out to teenager JaydenRead More →

IntroductionOrganizational Effectiveness BillProcedural efficiency of the bill on the public service of justice Introduction In April 2022, the Council of Ministers approved: the Organizational Effectiveness Bill; and the bill on the procedural efficiency of the public service of justice. These bills aim to modernize and reform the current Spanish judicialRead More →

August 24, 2022 Caroline Isaacs, executive director of Just Communities Arizona, has been advocating for decades to reinvent and improve the criminal justice system. On September 19, she will give a talk titled “Creating Safety Outside of the Punishment System,” which is the second of three webinars in the 18thRead More →

The Law Society of Scotland has expressed ‘serious concerns’ about a possible move to judge-only trials, insisting it would be ‘inconsistent with justice’. A Scottish Government consultation paper on reforming the justice system set out the arguments for and against changes for a possible pilot trial in court. It indicatesRead More →

Content Disclaimer: This document describes violence against transgender people, including sexual violence. An early Australian study found that transgender and gender diverse people face systemic abuse in Victoria’s criminal justice system. Published in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, the 42-participant study shows that transgender and gender-diverseRead More →

LAHORE: A 2018 Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) awareness training workshop was organized by Legal Awareness Watch (LAW) in the provincial capital here on Saturday. All stakeholders, including members of civil society, juvenile court officials and journalists, participated in the sensitization workshop. They called on the government to implement theRead More →

Robert Jones was nervous, a Native American teenager in a frontier town courtroom. He faced felony assault charges in Rapid City, South Dakota, home to a stubbornly racially disparate criminal justice system. Almost all police officers, prosecutors, judges and jailers are white, and more than half of those charged andRead More →

SDLP MP Sinéad McLaughlin said victims whose cases are currently being processed through the criminal justice system are becoming the latest victims of the dysfunctional Stormont. It follows reports that the backlog of court cases could take until 2028 to clear without additional resources. Ms McLaughlin has written to JusticeRead More →

TOPEKA—District Judge Keven MP O’Grady of the 10th Judicial District was recognized for his many contributions to improving the justice system when he received the 2022 Mary C. McQueen Award at a national conference Last week. The prize is awarded in even years recognize an “individual who has made extraordinaryRead More →

A disturbing trend continues to infiltrate courtrooms across the country where third-party groups – including Wall Street hedge funds, institutional investors and private companies – are providing money to litigators in exchange for a portion of any financial recovery from litigation. These groups are pouring millions of dollars into classRead More →

LANSING — Michigan’s Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform has met to approve a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at transforming Michigan’s juvenile justice system. These recommendations are based on an unprecedented assessment of Michigan’s juvenile justice system and are grounded in what research shows works to improve community safety,Read More →

WATCH: Report reveals racial disparities in Shelby County’s youth justice system WATCH: Report reveals racial disparities in Shelby County’s youth justice system MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A criminal justice reform advocacy group on Monday accused Shelby County leaders of failing black children in Memphis. “There are far too many black childrenRead More →

THE Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) detention centers have exceeded their combined carrying capacity of 58,278 by more than 16,000, a development that has continued to fuel aggression among inmates and overload the system. Speaking at the second Comptroller General of Corrections Retreat held in Sokoto, Comptroller General of Corrections (CGC)Read More →

Evidentral’s ecosystem of integrated technologies and workflow automation tools for digital evidence management will streamline the forensic process across multiple public safety and justice agencies for a large county in Washington State HOBOKEN, NJ, July 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PLEASANT (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that multiple county agencies in Washington State, includingRead More →