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Tories get tough on criminals who refuse to meet victims

PUBLISHED October 4, 2011

The Conservatives want to impose tougher sentences on criminals who refuse to meet their victims, even if the criminal has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity. Justice minister Crispin Blunt (pictured) told a fringe meeting at the Tory party conference in Manchester today that he wants to expand the restorative justice campaign within this parliament. Blunt argued that victims had a right to meet offenders and indicated November's policy announcement is likely to include measures to force that to happen. read more