Yet more proposed changes to Law Enforcement!

5th November 2014

Yet more proposed changes to Law Enforcement!

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New ways are proposed of holding to account those who commit minor crimes.   About to be tested in West Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire, police will be able to require an offender actively to do something by way of apology to the victim. 

No more simply ‘just a caution’ but a ‘must do’ by way of apology, recompense or fixing what was broken.  In more serious cases, police will be able to insist on punitive fines for offenders, or insist on offenders attending courses which seek to reduce re-offending or insist on reparation to the victims.  In both instances, victims will have a say in what they expect to happen.

All this instead of the current system of cautions for minor offences.   In an effort to put the victims of crime first, these proposals will involve the victims in what punishment should be meted out.  And also will seek to make even the most minor offence result in a consequence for the offender.

Hugh Rowland is one of Gotelee’s expert team on such matters.  While the proposals are being tested well beyond the Gotelee local market place, Hugh and his colleagues will be keeping a close eye on how things develop, particularly in an election year……To contact Hugh call 01473 298141 or email

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