Saturday, November 08, 2014

Worth a Look

This Post from a respected blogger is worth a read. Give it a go.(link corrected - it's the piece about cautions) . Thanks to spotters.


  1. It looks like they are formalising an old fashioned, "I'll let you off this time but next time you're in big trouble." Not necessarily a bad thing, especially since policing is so impersonal these days and the attending officer often won't know the person of interest.

    It's not clear if either of the two new "disposals" requires an admission of guilt like a caution does. A "suspended prosecution" sounds like no. Personally I'd want any letter of apology I was required to write drafted by a lawyer to avoid any such admission. I hope the semi-literate scrotes who suffer these sanctions are careful with their phraseology or they could be making nooses for their own necks.

  2. Most prospective employers today ask about arrests, cautions and convictions. If there is a new form of caution that does not appear on the criminal record, then does that encourage non-disclosure, and is that an offence in itself ?

    1. I think the intent may be not to blight a person's future prospects by giving them a criminal record. Restitution could satisfy all parties while keeping the perp employable. Giving someone no future options but a life of crime is really in no one's interest.

  3. Not sure I've ever been described as "respected" before but many thanks for the mention.

  4. The link that will be correct past DB's next post is this:


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