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

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Scoop

The Sunday Times has obtained a copy of an in-depth analysis of crime and punishment prepared for Downing Street.

The pdfs are in two parts:

here and


I was so fascinated that I sat up till 1.30 last night reading them on the web. I particularly recommend them to the punishment freaks who think that only more and longer prison sentences offer any answer to crime. Give them a go, when you have the time. Those with open minds can learn a lot