Convicted criminals not deterred or rehabilitated

Friday 18 March 2011 at 6:54 am | In News | 1 Comment
Sentecing does not deter serious offenders
Both the Telegraph and the Daily Mail have the same headline today “A life of crime: Offences by serial thugs up 50% in a decade”

Figures issued by the Ministry of Justice show a confusing picture of reoffending.
The re-conviction rate overall fell 24 per cent
The re-conviction rate classified as the most serious (severe)
rose by 16.0 per cent.

Reconviction rates are notoriously difficult to measure, but these figures do confirm the findings last autumn (reported here)  that a majority of convicted criminals continue with a life of crime and are not deterred or rehabilitated.

Telegraph here
Ministry report here

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  1. This figures are not that surprising to me at least. The overall rate fell 24 percent and probably consisted of first time crimes and things like that. However, the severe cases reconviction going up is no surprise, as these inmates obvoiusly just dont care.

    Comment by West London Solicitors — Tuesday 22 March 2011 11:14 am #

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