Joint enterprise: what happens after Supreme Court’s historic ruling?

Prisoners can now appeal murder sentences 

The UK Supreme Court. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The UK Supreme Court. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The law on joint enterprise has been misapplied for the past 30 years, the Supreme Court ruled last week, meaning some prisoners could now lodge appeals. The BBC called it a “moment of genuine legal history”.

There has been much speculation since that hundreds of prisoners convicted using the law will now be released. But is that what will really happen?

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Cameron’s prison reforms merely ‘expansion and privatisation’ of criminal justice

Prime minister promises ‘biggest shake-up’ in prisons since Victorian times but experts are sceptical

David Cameron Conservative Party conference speech 2015

‘Resetting the debate’: Cameron announces prison reforms. Photo: Conservative Party

David Cameron has undone decades of Conservative rhetoric of being ‘tough on crime,’ admitting that Britain’s prison system has been a “scandalous failure” for years and calling for reform to be the “great progressive cause” of British politics.
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Conservative conference 2015: everything you need to know about Cameron’s comments on prisons

We go through Cameron’s comments line by line, so you don’t have to

 

David Cameron Conservative Party conference speech 2015

Cameron takes on reoffending, sentencing and super prisons during his party conference speech. Photo: Conservative Party


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Video highlights: justice matters for women in and out of prison

Catch up on the highlights on conference on social injustice and criminal justice

Betty Makoni, CEO Girl Child Network Worldwide

Hear the story of Betty Makoni, CEO Girl Child Network Worldwide, that mvoed the room to tears. Source: Global X

How to combat domestic violence and the number of women in prison. No small task but this was the recurring theme of the conference yesterday Justice Matters for Women, hosted by Women in prison and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

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