Opinion: Virtual courts have been heralded as a route to quicker and more effective justice, but Penelope Gibbs of Transform Justice says there is no support within policing to oversee the running of these courts.
OPINION: Knife crime has reached its highest recorded level in eight years prompting the Government to propose a new Knife Crime Prevention Order to help solve the problem, but, in this exclusive article for Policing Insight, Director of Transform Justice Penelope Gibbs asks whether the evidence base exists to support the introduction of KCPOs.
Opinion: Following a two-year battle with the Ministry of Justice for the release of a report into digital courts, Director of Transform Justice Penelope Gibbs says not all the risks highlighted in that report have been mitigated.
Opinion: At eight years of age, Scotland’s age of criminal responsibility is the lowest in Europe. The country is currently poised to raise it to 12, but Penelope Gibbs, Director of Transform Justice, asks why aren't England and Wales following suit?
Analysis: Police funding is a hot political issue with police leaders warning the cuts have pushed the service to breaking point. Penelope Gibbs, Director of Transform Justice, explores why, when policing budgets are so constrained, forces are so willing to pay thousands of pounds for virtual courts.