The government has recently approved a proposal to reform the rules surrounding the disclosure of an individual’s criminal record.
A review of the sentencing system found that a critical element in reducing offending was having access to employment. Having unspent convictions can be a barrier to gaining employment, so the proposal is to change the law to reduce the number of people...Read More
We talk a lot in this country about the benefits of a jury trial, and how leaving the decision in the hands of 12 people, chosen at random, is the fairest way of securing justice, but how does a jury decide?
There is a lot that we do not know
Ironically, the process of how a jury reaches its decision is unknown as laws prevent us examining jury decisions and questioning them on their...Read More