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Serious incidents: guidance on serious incident reporting procedures

This guidance defines what is meant by a serious incident, the Youth Justice Board's system for reviewing serious incidents, how to notify the YJB of a serious incident, what needs to be done when a serious incident occurs, and how the YJB responds to a serious incident.

Learning and skills for the longer-serving offender

Report of a survey which visited nineteen prisons in England to evaluate the provision of learning and skills for offenders on long custodial sentences.

Learning and skills for offenders serving short custodial sentences

Report of a survey which visited nineteen prisons in England to evaluate the provision of learning and skills for offenders on short custodial sentences.

Joint inspection of youth offending teams: end of programme report 2003-2008

This is a review of the joint inspection programme of youth offending teams in England and Wales. it charts the evolution of youth offending work throughout this period, taking care to look at both the criminal justice and children's services elements. It gives a broad overview of the progress made over the five year period and comments on the programme of inspections with which it will be replaced.

Best practice guidance for restorative justice practitioners and their case supervisors and line managers (Scotland)

Guidance document produced to enable and encourage restorative justice practitioners in Scotland to provide a high quality service by laying down nationally recognised standards of best practice.

Personality disorder : a briefing for people working in the criminal justice system

Briefing paper intended as an introduction to personality disorder for those working in the criminal justice system. It dispels some of the myths and provides some factual information about this area.

Out of sight, out of mind : the state of mental healthcare in prison

Report focusing on the treatment of mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales. Its research suggests a third of the spending on mental health services in prison is spent inefficiently and that, in general, prison mental health care is poor. It offers recommendations to rectify this situation.

Tough love : a critique of the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Bill 2003

Pamphlet looking at the magnitude of domestic violence problems in England and Wales and what risks and benefits the proposals contained in the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Bill will present. It considers the dangers of introducing an inflexible system to deal with the wide range of domestic violence offences and offers a different, more flexible approach.

The meaning of crime

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit examines what a crime is; how we as a society define 'crime'; the steps that lead from a crime to a conviction, and the factors that may affect that process.