Whose Responsibility Is That?

If one were to stay up late one night, perhaps with your favourite whisky, some Eric Clapton records and a flip chart, with the intention of designing some legislation calculated to cause the maximum amount of ambiguity, frustration and difficulty, you would do well to come up with anything better than s136 Mental Health Act […]

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Fiddling at the Edges

When ‘diversion’ is being debated, why is it that the examples used tend to be on the extremes?  Murder and low value shoplifting; or rape and minor public order offences? I think we’re probably all agreed: if you are alleged to have murdered or raped someone then you should be prosecuted so that the courts can assess all […]

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