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This section of the Key Issues 2015 publication focuses on the justice system, prisoner population and rights, legal aid, anonymity for defendants, and police reform.
What is the outlook for the prison population and what is driving the changes?
Looks at the Government's approach to human rights and the question of prisoner voting
Looks at the unintended consequences of changes to eligibility for civil and criminal legal aid
Overview of arguments in favour and against the idea of anonymity for rape defendants
How should the police be held accountable to the communities they serve and how should the service be organised?
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