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Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Academics warn against attempts to change the focus on law and order
Ministers ‘forgetting rational debate’ in law and order

The government is in danger of acting uncritically on public fears about law and order, a leading criminologist has warned. Ian Loader, professor of criminology at Oxford university, says ministers appear to have lost confidence in their ability to “engage in a dialogue” with people on the controversial issues of immigration, prisons and sex offenders…. Read more »

Vera Baird withdraws criticism of judges
Minister withdraws criticism of judges

A junior minister was forced to apologise to the lord chancellor last night for criticising judges over sentencing policy. Constitutional affairs minister Vera Baird said a judge who handed out a five-year minimum sentence for sexually assaulting a three-year-old had “got the formula wrong”. Her comment reflect a statement by home secretary John Reid that… Read more »