Why Criminal Justice Matters - RSA

Why Criminal Justice Matters

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Great Room Auditorium, RSA House

  • Criminal justice
  • Institutional reform
  • Prisons
  • Public services

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Few of us find ourselves thinking critically about our criminal justice system; considering how and why we have this particular way of doing justice, or reflecting on the impact it has upon the hundreds of thousands of people – defendants, witnesses and victims – who pass through the system every year. But we should - because criminal justice affects us all.

The Secret Barrister is one of the UK’s leading law bloggers, whose anonymity allows for the completely candid exposure of the day-to-day realities of the frontline of the criminal justice system – a system that the SB believes is close to collapse.

In an exclusive RSA event, featuring an anonymised film introduction from the Secret Barrister, and live Twitter interaction with the audience throughout, in addition to the contributions of an expert legal panel, we will debate the current state of our justice system, and consider a range of related issues, from the impact of cuts to CPS, courts and legal aid, to public understanding of and engagement with the law, and the way criminal cases are reported in the media.

Join us at the RSA for an evening of unique insights into the law, how it works, how often it doesn’t, and what we might do to fix it. 

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