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Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2002/3 to 08/09: media comment

2010 February 10
by Mary Munro

“MacAskill’s justice plan ‘dangerous’” Herald
“Criminals flout one in three community punishments” Scotsman
“Flout of service” Scottish Sun
“‘Soft touch’ SNP jail plans blasted” Express

Following posted on 17.12.08

“MacAskill backs ‘swift, tough and visible community sentences’” Holyrood.com
“MacAskill sentencing plans ‘a recipe for disaster’” Courier
“Offenders given more work in the community but breaches rise” Herald
“Justice being done” Herald
“Community service breaches rise” BBC
“More community sentences handed down to offenders” STV
“6200 criminals ordered to do community work” Evening Times
“Criminal justice plans ridiculed” Press and Journal
“Record numbers of criminals breach their community service” Telegraph
“Get out of jail free” Scottish Sun

Following posted on 17.1.08

“Tagging figures were wrong says Government” Holyrood.com
“MacAskill admits tagging data error” Herald
“Tagging figures wrong, says government” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 31.1.07

“Community sentence figures fury” Courier
“Huge rise in number of offenders defying tagging restrictions” Scotsman
“Huge rise in tagging breaches” Evening Times
“Rise in breaches of community sentencing disposals” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 1.2.06

“Taggings soar” Daily Record 1.2.06
“Dundee has issued most community service orders” Courier
“Big rise in breached tag order” Herald
“Offenders ignoring restrictions as electronic tagging orders soar” Scotsman
“Question marks over tagging” Scotsman
“Tagging orders up by 65% in a year” Evening Times

Following posted on 26.1.05

“Electronic tagging up by more than half” Herald
“Calls for sheriffs to increase tagging” Evening Express
“Courts use more tags to control tearaways” Evening Times

Following posted on 12.12.03

“Tagging orders top 500 mark” BBC

Press releases

“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2008–09” Scot.Gov.(2010)
“Community penalties” Scot.Gov.(2009)
“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2007–08” Scot.Gov.(2008)
“Revision to criminal justice social work statistics” Scot.Gov.(January 2008)
“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics” Scot.Gov. (December 2007)
“Confidence in community justice grows” Scot. Exec.(January 2007)
“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2005-06” Scot. Exec.(January 2007)
“It’s Time for Real Action to Tackle Offending” SNP
“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2004-05” Scot. Exec.(2006)
“Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2003-04” Scot. Exec.(2005)
“Criminal justice social work statistics” Scot. Exec.

See also

Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2008–09
Datasets (at community justice authority area and local authority area level unless stated) accompanying 2008–09 publication
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2007–08
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2006-07
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2006-07 (revised)
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2005-06
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2004-05
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2003-4
Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2002-3

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