Pre-sentence reports

In the criminal justice system, there are reports, and acronyms, coming out of your ears. One of the most important, especially when it comes to the difference in receiving a custodial sentence or a non-custodial sentence, is the pre-sentence report or to give it its typical name, a PSR. WHAT IS A PRE-SENTENCE REPORT FOR?A … Continue reading Pre-sentence reports

What is prison really like!

I read a story on Kent Online's website titled 'What life is really like behind bars - Day in the life of a prison officer at Swaleside, Elmley and Standford Hill' ( and it got me thinking. Initially about 'What life is really like behind bars'. As well as my own experiences, I have seen … Continue reading What is prison really like!

What’s in a name?

 'That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet’.(From Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet.)  When we are born, we are given a first name, a surname, and some may have one or more names in the middle of those two. As we grow up, going through the education system, it is our surname which dominates and is used to identify us. It would sound a bit silly being … Continue reading What’s in a name?

‘ello, ‘ello

"What's going on 'ere then?" I'll tell ya! It was another surreal day for me on Friday, and who provided it, once again? Yup! Revolving Doors Agency. So, on Friday, I was invited up to Birmingham by Sean from Revolving Doors to take part in the West Midlands Police Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Training, looking … Continue reading ‘ello, ‘ello