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Conditional Cautioning: Criminal Justice Act 2003, Sections 22-27. Code of Practice & associated annexes

Criminal Justice System (England), Arlène
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) London: Criminal Justice System, and Home Office. Downloaded 18 February 2005.

Conditional Cautioning enables offenders to be given a suitable disposal without
the involvement of the usual court processes. Where rehabilitative or reparative
conditions (or both) are considered preferable to prosecution, Conditional Cautioning
provides a statutory means of enforcing them through prosecution for the original
offence in the event of non-compliance. The key to determining whether a
Conditional Caution should be given – instead of prosecution or a simple caution – is
that the imposition of specified conditions will be an appropriate and effective means
of addressing an offender’s behaviour or making reparation for the effects of the
offence on the victim or the community. (excerpt)


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