The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Needed Saying

The constant harping on from Government about 'putting victims at the centre of justice' is in danger, as this article points out, of raising false expectations in victims of crime, and of blurring the reality that it is the state that prosecutes and the state that punishes crime, as it must. Anything else is a cruel deception, made to grab a headline.