Remanded in Custody: An Analysis of Recent Trends in England and Wales

21 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2010

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Elaine Player

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law

Julian V. Roberts

University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology

Jessica Jacobson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mike Hough

South Bank University

JAMES ROBOTTOM

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2009-12-01

Abstract

This article present statistics on remand in custody in England and Wales. Currently, these statistics are spread across a wide range of government statistical publications, making it challenging to determine trends. We demonstrate that decisions to remand in custody are not a major contribution to prison overcrowding. However, it is important from perspectives both of human rights and economy to keep trends under close review, and to search for better ways of reducing the remand population in prisons. At the end of the article we review a number of strategies designed to reduce the remand population in this jurisdiction.

Suggested Citation

Player, Elaine and Roberts, Julian V. and JACOBSON, JESSICA and Hough, Mike and ROBOTTOM, JAMES, Remanded in Custody: An Analysis of Recent Trends in England and Wales (2009-12-01). The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 231-251, July 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2010.00607.x

Elaine Player (Contact Author)

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

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Julian V. Roberts

University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology ( email )

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JESSICA JACOBSON

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Mike Hough

South Bank University ( email )

Portland, OR
United States

JAMES ROBOTTOM

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