Penalty Notices for Disorder

Summary Justice, Fast - but Fair?

Government policies aimed at diverting minor offences from court have resulted in `extensive net-widening', with individuals `being brought within the ambit of the criminal justice system who previously were ignored or dealt with informally', claims a study published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The study, Summary justice: Fast - but Fair?, has been written Professor Rod Morgan, a distinguished government-appointed adviser and former chair of the Youth Justice Board.

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