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Image caption The report criticised the scheme which was then the main sex offender treatment programme for England and Wales. The government has denied covering up research that found a treatment programme for sex offenders in England and Wales increased reoffending. Kathryn Hopkins's study was given to officials in 2012, but the flagship scheme was only scrapped in 2017. She has told an employment tribunal that she was "bullied" by the Ministry of Justice after producing the report. But the MoJ denied trying to cover up the findings, saying it would not "waste" money on ineffective treatment. The MoJ commissioned Ms Hopkins, a senior researcher in its analytics unit, to study the effects... Full story

18 June