Archive for the 'cautions' Category

Boss forced to pay £13k to compensate stealing employee – Daily Telegraph

“A boss who took an employee he caught stealing to the police station with a sign saying ‘Thief’ around his neck has paid £13,000 after the criminal sued for ‘humiliation’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Out of court disposals warning – Law Society’s Gazette

“Too many cases are being dealt with by out of court disposals where the police are acting as prosecutor and judge, a Court of Appeal judge said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Violent offenders escaping with cautions, warn magistrates – Daily Telegraph

“Almost 40,000 violent offenders a year are being handed soft punishments because they are not taken to court, one of the country’s leading magistrates has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New rights to protect Britons abroad – Ministry of Justice

“New rules which make sure that Britons arrested abroad are informed of their rights in a language they understand are being negotiated in Brussels. The UK has announced its intention to participate in these negotiations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Magistrates in doubt as summary justice rises? – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates could be ‘consigned to history’ because of a massive rise in the proportion of criminals escaping with out-of-court punishments, a think tank warns today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman tricked teenagers into accepting cautions to meet his targets – Daily Telegraph

“A police constable who tricked teenagers into accepting official cautions to meet detection targets and boost his promotion prospects has been given a three-year jail term.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pay-out after Coventry park naked boy photos caution – BBC News

“A man has received £500 in compensation after wrongly being made to register as a sex offender for taking photographs of his girlfriend’s five-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Review of cautions and on-the-spot fines – Ministry of Justice

“A review of how cautions and on-the-spot fines are used for serious crimes was launched today by Jack Straw, Home Secretary Alan Johnson and Attorney General Baroness Scotland.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government to review use of cautions – Law Society’s Gazette

“The justice secretary launched a review today to examine the way cautions and on-the-spot fines are used by the police and Crown Prosecution Service.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Crime victim wins ‘caution’ fight – BBC News

“A criminal justice expert has praised an attack victim who fought to have the perpetrator brought to court after he was let off with a conditional caution.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jack Straw orders review of police cautions for violent offences – The Guardian

“A review of the police use of cautions to deal with violent offenders was ordered today by the justice secretary,  Jack Straw, after concerns voiced by magistrates, the director of public prosecutions and senior police officers.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Caution for assault ‘will one day be followed by murder’ – The Times

“Concern is increasing among judges and magistrates that thousands of cautions are being handed out by police or prosecutors for violent assaults that should come before courts.”

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The Times, 9th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judge condemns police for cautioning convicted sex offender – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has condemned police for only cautioning a convicted sex offender who breached a court order before going on to abuse more children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hundreds of paedophiles escape with a caution – Daily Telegraph

“One in three paedophiles who prey on children under 13 are let off with a caution, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Violent criminals escaping with caution has doubled in 10 years, Ministry of Justice says – Daily Telegraph

“The number of violent criminals escaping with a caution has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teenage criminals committing repeated crimes because of drug habit could get single caution – Daily Telegraph

“Teenage criminals who commit repeated crimes because of a drug habit could get only a single caution to cover all their offences under new Government rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Violent criminals more likely to get a caution than conviction – Daily Telegraph

“Violent criminals are more likely to receive a caution rather than a conviction as punishment for their crimes, according to a report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Repeat offenders could get cautions instead of charges – Daily Telegraph

“A Home Office guidance document says that providing enough time has passed ‘to suggest that a previous caution has had a significant deterrent effect – two years or more’, anyone repeating a ‘trivial’ offence can escape charges and facing court.”

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Daily Telegraph,

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS announces the roll out of two key justice initiatives – Crown Prosecution Service

“The national roll-out of two new initiatives – pre-trial interviews with witnesses and conditional cautions – has now been completed across England and Wales.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st April 2008

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Cautions and spot fines lead to big fall in cases reaching court – The Times

“Only one in eight crimes recorded by police in England and Wales ended with a suspect being charged or appearing in court, according to official figures released yesterday.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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