One in three people with legal problems in UK develop health issues – report

The Guardian World Justice Project survey sheds new light on troubling link between legal issues and mental illness Almost one-third of those with legal problems in the UK report developing a stress-related or physical illness as a result of their experience, according to a new international survey comparing people’s perceptions of justice around the world.…

Falling forensic science standards ‘making miscarriages of justice inevitable’

The Guardian Regulator says UK forces failing to meet standards, with routine outsourcing of great concern Police forces are failing to meet the official standards for forensic science, making miscarriages of justice inevitable, the government’s forensic regulator has said. In her annual report, Gillian Tully highlighted her growing concerns about the failure of some forensic…

Woman raped and abused as a child incapable of caring for toddler, family court judge rules

The Independent Victim’s own experience of ‘serious harm and neglect’ leaves her without ‘foundation’ to care for infant daughter, says Judge Jessica Pemberton in recommending adoption A woman who was abused and raped as a child is not capable of caring for her toddler daughter, a family court judge has ruled. Judge Jessica Pemberton said the woman,…