Sunday 29 September 2013 08.57 BST
Cautions to be scrapped for serious [sic] offenders, says Chris Grayling
"Justice secretary says simple cautions [hahahahaha] for crimes including rape and manslaughter are 'unacceptable and unfair' to victims
Chris Grayling: police will no longer use cautions for sexual offences against children, possession of an offensive weapon or supplying class-A drugs.
Serious offenders will no longer receive a mere "slap on the wrist", the justice secretary has said, as he announced an overhaul of the cautions system.
Chris Grayling said he was scrapping simple cautions, which do not involve any form of punishment, for serious crimes such as rape, manslaughter and robbery.
Police will no longer use them for sexual offences against children such as child prostitution or pornography, possession of an offensive weapon or supplying class-A drugs, he said."
"They were also used to deal with a raft of offences related to
children, including seven for child prostitution and pornography, 183
for taking, distributing or publishing indecent photographs of children,
268 for possession of indecent photographs of a child, and 1,560 for
cruelty or neglect of children.
""Quite simply this is unacceptable and unfair on victims" [no victims, above, Chris - please feel free point out my 'victim', from my charge sheets - oh, there isn't one]
"The new guidance for police forces
comes as a review is launched into the use of all out-of-court
disposals, such as penalty notices, that Tories hope will show "if you
break the law, you will not escape the law".
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