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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


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