What is happening to our magistrates? We must sound the alarm – The Times

Posted April 9th, 2010 in news by sally

“More than 55 per cent of criminal offences are dealt with outside our courts — on-the-spot fines exceed 200,000 a year and more than a fifth of offenders who breach conditional cautions are not pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service. A Commons select committee described this as representing ‘a fundamental change to our concept of a criminal justice system’.”

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The Times, 8th April 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk