Man seen urinating by Bristol Cenotaph ordered to apologise to war veterans – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2017 in armed forces, cautions, news, outraging public decency by tracey

‘A man has been cautioned and ordered to apologise to war veterans after he was seen urinating near a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.’

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BBC News, 12th Novembe 2017

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Graduate’s dream of joining the police was ruined – because she’d been told off for shoplifting at 13 – WalesOnline

Posted October 19th, 2017 in cautions, news, police, theft, young persons by tracey

‘A bright graduate’s dream of joining the police was destroyed – because she’d been told off for shoplifting from Primark when she was just 13. And now top judges have slammed a police recruitment policy that “irrationally” led to rejection of the job application from the woman, who is now in her 20s.’

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WalesOnline, 18th october 2017

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Ched Evans: 10 men cautioned for revealing identity of accuser – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in anonymity, cautions, news, rape by sally

‘Ten men have been cautioned by police after revealing the identity of the woman who accused footballer Ched Evans of rape.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2017

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MPs seek reassurance after police chief says not all paedophiles should be jailed – The Guardian

‘A group of influential MPs has demanded “immediate reassurance” from a senior child protection officer after he suggested only paedophiles who pose a physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief – BBC News

‘Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Police let 15 rapists off with apology – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2016 in cautions, community service, crime, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen rapists have faced no further justice than being asked to say sorry thanks to a crime resolution strategy designated for “less serious crimes.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2016

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Women in Prison: 5 Key Recommendations – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 16th, 2016 in cautions, media, news, police, prisons, rehabilitation, women by sally

‘On Tuesday 8 November 2016, Halsbury’s Law Exchange (HLE) hosted a panel discussion on the urgent topic of: “Women in Prison: is the justice system fit for purpose?” In the lead up to the panel discussion, Felicity Gerry QC and Lyndon Harris co-authored a discussion paper on this vital question.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th November 2016

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Revenge porn man’s caution ‘correct’, Sussex Police say – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in cautions, internet, news, police, pornography by sally

‘The decision to caution a man who posted revenge porn images online was correct, a police force has said.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2016

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Police review revenge porn case against man let off with caution – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in cautions, children, harassment, internet, news, police, pornography, telecommunications by tracey

‘Detectives are considering whether to reinterview a man accused of revenge pornography after criticism over their failure to charge him.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2016

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Young offenders handed a caution commit more crimes after Government shake-up – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in cautions, news, recidivists, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘More young offenders are going on to commit new crimes after being handed a “slap on the wrist”, following reforms by the Government, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2016

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Knife criminals spared jail despite ‘two strikes and you’re out’ law – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2016 in cautions, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Half of criminals caught carrying a knife have been spared an immediate jail term for a repeat offence despite a new “two strikes and you’re out” rule.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2016

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‘Grooming’ paedophiles let off with police caution, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2015 in cautions, news, reports, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Joint report by criminal justice watchdogs voices concern over “inappropriate use of police cautions”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS – BBC News

‘A retired bishop who has admitted sex offences against young men, should have faced charges 22 years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted. The CPS said a caution given to Peter Ball in 1993 was wrong as there was sufficient evidence to prosecute.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2015

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Police tackle serious crimes with ‘slap on wrist’, MPs warn – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2015 in cautions, news, police, prosecutions, select committees, statistics by sally

‘Too many offenders in England and Wales are given “just a slap on the wrist” for serious crimes, MPs have argued.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2015

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Twitter joke trial law is being used to win easy convictions and must be scrapped, report claims – The Independent

‘The law used to prosecute a man for joking on Twitter about blowing up a snowbound airport should be scrapped since it is used to get easy convictions, according to a report out today.’

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The Independent, 19th February 2015

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Drug dealers outside schools let off with ‘slap on the wrist’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Dealers who sell drugs outside schools are being let off with a “slap on the wrist” by police instead of facing prosecution, the magistrates’ leader has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2015

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Police apology over caution for woman who burned taxi driver’s turban – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in assault, cautions, crime, news, police, Sikhism, taxis by sally

‘Police have apologised after a woman who tore off a Sikh taxi driver’s turban and burned it in front of him, was given a caution.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Consultation on out of court disposals – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 7th, 2014 in cautions, consultations, drug offences, penalties, police by tracey

‘The response to the joint government and police consultation on Out of Court Disposals (OOCD) sets out plans for a streamlined and more effective system.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 3rd November 2014

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Police cautions could be scrapped in reform of criminal punishments – The Independent

‘Police cautions could be scrapped under the Justice Secretary’s plans to stop victims feeling criminals have got away “scot-free”.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2014

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Man fined for swallowing goldfish on film – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in animal cruelty, cautions, fines, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘A 20-year-old man from Suffolk has been fined £200 after he was filmed swallowing two goldfish as part of a ‘Neknominate” online dare.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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