Reforming the criminal justice system
Authors: Centre for Social Justice Courts and Sentencing Working Group chaired by Martin Howe QC
Publication date: 2 November 2009
This report makes a series of recommendations on the reform of magistrates' courts, the probabation service and prisons. It also addresses issues central to the criminal justice system such as sentencing and the rights of victims. In addition the report looks into the treatment of criminals with addictions and mental health problems. The authors suggest a series of proposals to make the criminal justice system fairer and to enable local people to have more say in the process.