The Criminal Justice Inspectorate has claimed that domestic violence detection rates by the PSNI have dropped, meaning fewer perpetrators are being brought before the courts. Photograph: PA

Police in Northern Ireland are failing to tackle rising levels of domestic violence, a report has found.Even though there was a 10 per cent increase i(...)

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found. File photograph: The Irish Times

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found.The Criminal Justice Inspectora(...)

Stormont Minister for Justice David Ford said the Probation Board and its staff made a significant contribution towards making Northern Ireland safer. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Probation services in Northern Ireland are outperforming many of those operating elsewhere in the UK, inspectors have found. The standard(...)