Government terror adviser warns ‘no magic test’ to stop reoffending | UK news | The Guardian

The government’s adviser on terror legislation has warned that there is “no magic test” to determine the risks posed by a terrorist on release from prison, in further criticism of recently announced proposals to examine them with lie detectors.Jonathan Hall QC said in a speech that it was “impossible to guard against all risks” of violent reoffending and that any system which handed over release decisions to “risk experts” using polygraphs or any other method would be unacceptable.Speaking to the Henry Jackson Society, the legal expert said that “there is no magic test for risk at the point of release” and said that terror sentencing decisions made by trial judges should not be minimised in favour of alternatives.

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