THE second series of the BAFTA nominated Crime and Punishment series, which gives a unique insight into the partners working across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system, will be broadcast later this week.

Screened on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday, the first episode of the second series — To Catch a Sex Offender — follows Hampshire Constabulary officers in the Amberstone team as they investigate two cases of rape with both victims choosing to waive their anonymity to share their stories.

The programme captures their bravery and the support they received from justice system partners and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) through the charity, Yellow Door.

This episode also highlights the situation around charges and convictions, and how the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) work together within the legal process.

Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, chair of the Criminal Justice Board, said: “The local Criminal Justice Board agreed to allow access to cameras across the entire system over four years ago to provide a unique insight into the complexity and challenges we face every day.

“This second series continues to build understanding of the dilemmas and difficult decisions that have to be made during a time of tight resourcing and continued high demands.

"It highlights the tireless dedication and determination of the staff working collectively to deliver justice and better outcomes for victims.”

To find out more about the Crime and Punishment series click HERE.