Criminology, probation and stuff

Some musings on criminology with a focus on probation

One rule for us…?

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I’m sure it’s very nice that Jade Goody and Jack Tweed can spend their wedding night together. I am completely ready to admit that I don’t know anything about them (apart from one of them is famous for being on a non-celebrity-cum-celebrity tv show and the other one beats people up with golf clubs) and that I don’t know anything about the process behind allowing people to change their curfew times (although I do know that it is possible if, for instance, someone gets a job which would require being out of the house outside of curfew hours). However, I can’t help feeling that this may be a case of ‘one rule for them and one rule for the rest of us.

I suppose we just have to trust Jack Straw.

The justice secretary, Jack Straw, said: “It is crucial that offenders are treated equally within the rules regardless of the publicity surrounding their case but I was satisfied that it was reasonable to allow this.”

I’ve never done that before though so it’s an unusual position to find oneself in on a Friday afternoon!

I wonder if Jade will change her name… Jade Tweed- it could be an alternative to Burberry Check.


It looks like Andrew Neilson of the Howard League thinks similar thoughts to me. Erm, Guardian, where’s the credit?!


Written by criminologyandstuff

February 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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