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.

Friday, November 30, 2007

No Surprise Here

The Times reports on the continuing decline in criminal court business and the enormous rise in so-called offences brought to justice by the simple expedient of slapping fixed penalty tickets (with a 50-50 chance of their going unpaid) on petty offenders, and calling that 'detection' of crime.