Criminal justice

Campaigners are worried Covid will be used by perpetrators to be given lenient sentences – while women who kill after abuse get stiffer punishments.
Our analysis reveals how the UK's biggest police force is contributing to racist narratives about the criminality of Black people.
From diverse new leaders to drugs reform, there are some glimmers of hope amid the current mess.
The Secret Barrister has warned the country's already stretched legal system is close to collapse under the strain of coronavirus,
William Barr dismissed the idea of systemic racism in the justice system and claimed Jacob Blake was armed when police shot him.
Lilly Lewis says BAME women at HMP Askham Grange were subjected to racist abuse by prisoners, treated differently by staff and mixed up with each other.
Justice secretary Robert Buckland said coronavirus measures created an “unprecedented challenge” for courts.
Our criminal justice system is not fit for purpose, Labour parliamentary candidate Dawn Butler writes.
In the year up to June 2019, 22,306 of these were dealt with by the criminal justice system - the highest number recorded since 2010.
Rape prosecutions fall to lowest on record despite surge in number of cases reported to police.