Following last week’s publication of Living in a Different World, consultant editor of Policing Today Philip Mason talks about the criminal justice system’s gradually changing attitude towards society’s most vulnerable people: This year we’ve started to see a palpable – very welcome – shift of approach across the criminal justice system to certain kinds of ‘vulnerability’. In January there was the publication of Giving Victims a Voice, the document issued jointly by the NSPCC and the Metropolitan Police outlining the scale of the crimes committed by Jimmy Savile. This identified a failure of his victims across the board, and has
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