Thursday, 24 January 2013

Transparency and scrutiny are essential to justice

It is unwelcome that a notorious killer is to have his identity hidden under human rights legislation, as he argues his case for moving to an open prison. Transparency is essential to public confidence in the criminal justice system. Granting anonymity to the most serious offenders prevents public scrutiny and accountability, undermining the courts as well as the rights of law-abiding members of the public.

The Centre for Crime Prevention is quoted in today's Daily Mail story on this case.