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Beatings. Rape. Humiliation. WhatIsGreenCriminology. Domestic abuse: Police 'nearly overwhelmed' by increase. Image copyright PA Police in England and Wales are on the verge of being "overwhelmed" by "staggering" increases in reports of domestic abuse, inspectors say.

Domestic abuse: Police 'nearly overwhelmed' by increase

Recorded cases rose 31% between 2013 and 2015, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said. It said this had led to "excessive" workloads and affected the quality and speed of investigations in some forces. Going Underground: Inside Britain's prisons, cash-crazy MoD & the answer to Benefits Street (E42) 'Not enough staff, too many drugs' - Britain's prisons. List of prisons in the United Kingdom. List of prisons in the United Kingdom is a list of all 150 current and a number of historical prisons in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

List of prisons in the United Kingdom

Prisons[edit] England and Wales[edit] Public Sector prisons in England and Wales are managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS), which is also a part of the National Offender Management Service for Her Majesty's Government and the United Kingdom as a whole.[1] In addition, since the 1990s the day-to-day running of a number of previously existing prisons, as well as several new facilities, has been "contracted out" to private companies, such as Serco and G4S.[2] All prisons in England and Wales, whether publicly or privately run, are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons.[2][3] There are also "Immigration Removal Centres" run by the UK Border Agency.

The following table lists all prisons and Young Offenders Institutions in use in England and Wales as of the 2010s. Prison life. I’ve been in Britain’s grimmest prisons, but Pentonville’s the worst. HMP Pentonville is a huge category-B prison situated in the heart of Islington – the north London borough that mixes champagne socialists with tracksuit-clad boys who can wheelie all the way from Holloway to Kings Cross on stolen Boris bikes.

I’ve been in Britain’s grimmest prisons, but Pentonville’s the worst

During my year inside, I spent time in some of Britain’s most notorious nicks. They were all threatening, alien environments – but Pentonville felt a shade more extreme. And this week’s report on Pentonville by the chief inspector of prisons is one of the most damning accounts I’ve read about British prisons – fiction included. Despite the inspector’s highly critical 2014 report on the same prison, standards have slipped further: a decent, stable regime for Pentonville inmates was promised, but this report imparts the contrary with vicious clarity.

Britain's most dangerous convicts reveal reality of life in highly restricted 'jails within jails' The grim day-to-day existence of the 60 most-dangerous convicts in the country has been described in unprecedented detail, in a new report on the Prison Service’s highly restricted specialist units.

Britain's most dangerous convicts reveal reality of life in highly restricted 'jails within jails'

The little-known units, known as “jails within jails”, house the prison system’s most-notorious inmates. Most were sent to one of England’s five close supervision centres (CSCs) after attacking guards or other convicts. Once detained in a CSC, they are likely to be held for years in the “most restrictive conditions with limited stimuli and human contact”, according to a new report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Violent criminals sent to CSCs in recent years include Charles Bronson, dubbed Britain’s most-dangerous prisoner, and the double killer Gary Nelson, who murdered PC Patrick Dunne in 1993. Crime and Theory Revision Guide. C&D workbook. Realsociology. Assess the Contribution of Social Control Theory to an understanding of Crime and Deviance (21) Social Control Theory sees crime as a result of social institutions losing control over individuals.


This is associated with the Functionalist point of view, fist being expounded by Emile Durkheim who argued that when social institutions such as the family, education, and work, lose control over people, they effectively miss out on socialisation and suffer from anomie, a state of normlesseness, which can lead to criminal and deviant behaviour.

This idea was developed by Hirshchi who argued that when an individual’s bonds of attachment to institutions weaken, when, for example, they do not feel as if they belong to institutions, or when they are not involved with institutions, they are more likely to commit crime. Log in to Get Revising. Functionalist - Mertons strain theory - crime and deviance - Mindmap in A Level and IB Sociology. Death Masks Of Hanged Criminals - Phrenology. Functionalism Strain Theory and Subcultural Theories of Crime. Mertons strain theory. Functionalist Theory Of Crime. #Subculture :Mods and Rockers Rebooted BBC Documentary 2014. Call for Prevent-style strategy to stop children engaging in cybercrime. Britain’s cybercrime tsar will formally ask the government to set up a programme based on the controversial Prevent strategy to stop children as young as 12 becoming involved in sophisticated computer offences, the Guardian has learned.

Call for Prevent-style strategy to stop children engaging in cybercrime

Dr Jamie Saunders said training was needed to help spot teenagers at risk as many young internet users experiment with hacking or other cyber offences without realising that what they are doing is a crime. Saunders, the director of the national cyber crime unit at the National Crime Agency (NCA), said he was proposing the scheme, known internally as Cyber Prevent, to ministers. It is modelled in part on Prevent, the official counter-radicalisation programme that has been dogged by controversy. Online scams and 'portal juggling': National Trading Standards lists threats. Consumers are facing emerging threats from increasingly sophisticated online scammers, which include counterfeit goods advertised on social media and misleading listings by estate agents on online portals.

Online scams and 'portal juggling': National Trading Standards lists threats

The dangers are highlighted by National Trading Standards (NTS) in its annual Consumer Harm Report, which highlights the types of scams people should watch out for and how they can report suspected criminal activity. Although crackdowns by trading standards teams have saved businesses and consumers an estimated £93m over the past 12 months, officials warned that this is only the tip of the iceberg. NTS is a group of senior local government trading standards heads from across England and Wales, set up by the government in 2012 as part of the legislative shake-up of consumer protection.

“Portal juggling” by estate agents is also expected to continue, it said. The Bandura Bobo Doll Experiment. Our fear of crime is turning against us.