Criminals

Why Might A Woman Want To Marry A Serial Killer?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Marrying someone 54 years older than yourself might raise warning flags for some, let alone if the groom is a convicted serial killer who has already ...

Why the Judicial Hysteria That Followed the 2011 Riots Is Largely the Fault of Politicians

Michael Bond | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Michael Bond

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.

'100-Year Sentence' Dodges Euro-Law

PA/Huffingtonpost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban w...

Revealed: Most Wanted Crims On The Run In Spain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Britain's most wanted criminals, including murder, drug smuggling and child abuse suspects, who are thought to be on the run in Spain have been reveal...

We Need to Know Who's Really in Charge

Rachel Baird | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

One of government minister Vince Cable's first headaches this autumn will be to decide whether to allow the public to find out who really controls 2.5 million companies in the UK. You could be forgiven for thinking that such information is already out there, perhaps on the internet or from Companies House - but you'd be wrong.

Crime Does Pay

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

A fifth of offenders believe crime does pay, a government study has found. In a shocking display of criminals' attitudes, more than 600 adults who ...

Criminals Must Pay More for Their Crimes

Helen Grant | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Grant

We all know crime doesn't pay, but we increasingly expect it to pay back. Of course the true cost of crime isn't financial: it's the pain and misery caused to innocent victims and communities. Yet at the moment criminals contribute less than one pound in every six to supporting victims. This balance is utterly wrong and it needs to change now.

'Mummy, Why is That Lady Talking to Herself?'

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Here are some of the common misconceptions of mental health I've heard over the years (and calmly kept schtum).

G4S Loses Out In Private Prison Bid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Security giant G4S has lost its contract to run a prison and failed to win any further prison contracts it was bidding for, the Ministry of Justice ha...

Career Criminals Flaunt Rolexes And Luxury Cars On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

A Facebook album showing career criminals enjoying the high life serves to show their “complete and utter contempt for the law", according to police...

Korea: Casino Addiction

Colin Pattinson | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

Many South Koreans believe that they are innately disposed to fall into addiction. They are very wary after many tales of famous celebrities succumbing to the pitfalls of addiction. The country has a tough stance on drugs and is very cautious in making available anything they deem addictive to its inhabitants.

Going Dutch: Can We Follow the Netherlands and Cut Our Prison Population?

Vicki Helyar-Cardwell | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
Vicki Helyar-Cardwell

Since the middle of the last decade several European countries, particularly the Netherlands and Germany, have seen sharp falls in their prison populations - so too has Finland and Portugal. In stark contrast, in England and Wales prison numbers have continued to grow despite falling crime.

Clouds and Apples - Interactions Speak Louder Than Words

Adrian Spink | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Tech
Adrian Spink

As sunshine starts to peek through and welcome us into summer, I look to the fluffy white clouds above. A beautiful sight. A warm and reassuring image. We instantly associate those little swirly friends with blissful connotations.

Scars, Seaman And Brothel Thieves: Victorian Mugshots Go up For Sale

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

With their bowlers, waistcoats and cold-eyed stares, these mugshots of Victorian criminals show that while yesteryear's felons might have been more ge...

An Alternative to Overcrowded Prisons Must be a Government Priority

Vicki Helyar-Cardwell | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Vicki Helyar-Cardwell

The government will soon publish proposals for improving community sentences. We welcome this, but the real challenge is to ensure community sentences are used where possible instead of custody - rather than an additional means of punishment.

Prisons Are Nearly Full, Admits MoJ

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Prisons in England and Wales are nearly full, the Ministry of Justice has said, partly due to the "significant rise" in people sent to jail over last ...

'Hugger Muggings' On The Rise In Manchester City Centre

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Greater Manchester police have warned that 'hugger muggers' are targeting drinkers in a spate of 'friendly' muggings in the city's centre. The craf...

Burglars, Robbers, Wife Abusers And Drug Dealers. And That's Just The Police!

PA | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

More than 900 serving police officers and community support officers have a criminal record, official figures show. Forces across England and Wales...

From Handcuffs To Toilet Rolls: Bizarre Items Stolen From Police Revealed

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

Handcuffs, uniforms, speed guns, dogs and even patrol cars have been stolen from police stations in the past five years. The haul includes dozens o...

One In 20 Brits Related To A Criminal, 1% 'Linked To Pirates'

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Many British families have a dark family secret, according to a survey that revealed 5% of Britons have a convicted criminal in their blood-line. A...

The Criminal Code of Prisoners

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

One thing that really struck me from getting to know the prisoners - there was the moral code they lived by. The code seemed bizarre and contradictory to a naive yet inquisitive man like me. Some staff members called it the "con code".

Halloween Behind Bars: Costumed Criminals Make It A Busy Night For Sherlock Bones

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

As everyone knows, Halloween is a time when ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out into the world for a fun night's frolicking amongst the living. Un...

UK Border Agency 'Failed To Deport 5,000 Foreign Convicts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics

More than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been deported remain in the UK, the government has been warned. A report published on Thursday by...

DNA Data - a Political Party's Nightmare

William Turvill | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
William Turvill

The coalition government are under increasing pressure from both the Labour party and the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) over its Protection o...

Men Arrested Over Invisible Ink Casino Scam

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

French police have arrested five men in connection with an ingenious casino scam in the Mediterranean town of Cannes. Wearing special lenses allowe...