Review of Criminal Justice Policy in Jersey
Produced by the
Justice and Home Affairs
Professor Andrew Rutherford, University of Southampton
and published on
01 Oct 2002
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An independent review of criminal justice in Jersey carried out by Professor Andrew Rutherford, Dean of Law at Southampton University at the invitation of the Home Affairs Committee.
The report was in response to two significant developments that had taken place, namely the replacement of the Defence Committee with the Home Affairs Committee in January 2000, bringing together the main departments in the criminal justice system; and the adoption by the States of the Crime and Community Safety Strategy in December 1999.
The terms of reference of the review were centred on the following aspects of the criminal justice process in Jersey:
- the values that underpin criminal justice policy
- local trends in crime, victimisation and the fear of crime
- methods of preventing and addressing offending and recidivism, particularly amongst young people
- the significance of substance misuse offences
- the structure of the criminal justice system and how effectively the agencies within it interact
- sentencing options and the balance between custodial and non-custodial measures
The author of the report interviewed and received input from a large number of people involved in the criminal justice process in Jersey.