Musings and Snippets from a recently retired JP. I served for 31 years, mostly in west London. I was Chairman of my Bench for some years, and a member of the National Bench Chairmen's Forum All cases are based on real ones, but anonymised and composited. All opinions are those of one or more individuals. JPs swear to enforce the law of the land, whether or not they approve of it. Nothing on here constitutes legal advice.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thanks to Crime Line for pointing us to the new Code for Crown Prosecutors. It's important to be able to understand the CPS' reasoning processes.
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Well lets hope it has some effect on some of the more mindless and hopeless prosecutions one sees from time to time.ReplyDelete
Sorry, but what actual change does this represent ?ReplyDelete
I would say 'proportionality' is quite a big change.ReplyDelete
"proportionality ...... intended to avoid bringing into the system cases in which criminality could be better addressed by other, more appropriate means."ReplyDelete
Fine, but how on earth are these 'other more appropriate means' to be enforced without a conviction?