Archives for July 5th, 2002

FREEDOM FIRST, THEN MEASURE PERFORMANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 July, 2002

Councils are voicing reservations about central government plans to assess the performance of councils in similar ways to how NHS trusts are compared.The Local Government Association is warning Government that new proposals for Comprehensive Performance Assessment will not work without co-operation that councils are so far reluctant to give.

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INCREASING TRANSPARENCY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 July, 2002

Giving people basic information about the Criminal Justice System will improve public confidence, according to a new research study.Improving Public Attitudes to the Criminal Justice System: The Impact of Information shows that straightforward factual information significantly reduces overall worry about victimisation and increases people’s awareness and understanding of sentences given by the courts. In possession of the basic facts, people are less likely to think that sentencing is too lenient.

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