New PDF release: Crime Pays. Reflections from the Front Line of Criminal

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By Mike Welham

ISBN-10: 1780881649

ISBN-13: 9781780881645

Crime can pay are the reflections of a Justice of the Peace who, having spent sixteen years at the entrance line of legal justice, isn't really sluggish in relationship controversy. Mike Welham's perspectives are severe and damning of presidency mess ups. As a Justice of the Peace he believes that the Human Rights Act, an important legislation drawn as much as take care of abuses by way of despot dictators, has been highjacked to turn into a criminals' constitution. the result is that crime has advanced to an quantity that there's nearly no compassion or aid for sufferers. Crime will pay presents a flavour, occasionally funny, different occasions problematic, of circumstances which Mike has sat on and demonstrates the impression that crime has on us all. He indicates how the welfare nation has failed and produced a damaged society and he argues, with examples, that damaged houses, unemployment, political correctness and out of control mass immigration have all contributed to the rise in crime. Mike appears at critical crimes and devotes a bit of Crime can pay to the...

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Ah, well we could have more District Judges who are legally qualified but most importantly, full time employees and under government control. Right, that’s the problem solved! Then perhaps the office junior dared to pose a really stupid question, how much was it going to cost to pay all of these highly paid, full time District Judges? Ah! picture the room as panic spreads among the senior civil servants having to come up with a plan that they would have to take back to ministers. They look at the office junior for inspiration, who in turn becomes embarrassed and departs rapidly from the office.

The very minor crime is the type of case suitable for a magistrates’ court but there is apparently more likelihood of a harsher punishment than one passed by the Crown Court so the system is abused. Louise Casey, the former government’s anti-social behaviour tsar, said: ‘In a time of spending cuts, we need to abandon some of the genteel traditions and niceties of the legal system. ’ [Daily Telegraph 3rd November 2010] Once a ‘not guilty’ plea is made it then requires a trial. Generally trials in the magistrates’ courts last a half-day or a whole day, some may take two or three days.

If magistrates, having heard the case, consider that their powers of sentencing are not great enough then the case can be sent to the Crown Court for a judge to impose a sentence. Did You Know? Did you know that if a defendant pleads guilty, they will get a third off the sentence that the court gives them. So if they are fined £90 they get a discount of a third which means they have a fine to pay of £60. Even if they change their plea on the day of a trial they will still get a discount. The amount of discount is reduced because they may have incurred the costs of witnesses coming to court, even though they will not have had to give their evidence.

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