How long do murderers serve in prison?
Every year around 300 people in England and Wales are given a life sentence for murder, staying in prison for 17 years on average.
What would Brexit mean for criminal justice?
Criminal law expert J.R. Spencer explains how the EU affects criminal justice in the UK, and how leaving the EU might change things.
Could killers convicted under 'joint enterprise' walk free from jail?
Could killers walk free as a result of changes to the law? Not necessarily.
Can killers now avoid life in prison with a guilty plea?
Suggested new guidelines for judges, published today, wouldn’t significantly change the rules on when someone stays in prison for life.
Does re-offending cost £13 billion a year?
That's the upper range of an estimate for 2007/08.
How many prisoners re-offend within a year of release?
Close to half of all prisoners in England and Wales will commit another criminal offence within a year of being released.
Cracking up: efficiency in the criminal courts
Michael Gove is right that less than half of criminal trials went as planned last year. Concerns about the efficiency of the criminal courts are growing.
Prisoners absconding: an open and shut case?
This week's Prime Minister's Questions heard many claims about prisoners on the run. We establish the facts.