Prosecutors need training in maturity, says charity

first_imgAll prosecutors, defence lawyers and police should be given training about assessing the maturity of offenders to ensure that young adults are dealt with appropriately by the criminal justice system, a charity has concluded in a report published today.The Criminal Justice Alliance acknowledged the growing recognition of the importance of maturity as a factor in committing crime, particularly for the young adult group. The new Code for Crown Prosecutors makes explicit reference to maturity when determining the public interest test.But following interviews and a roundtable discussion with relevant professionals, the CJA found that while ‘a number’ of prosecutors, police officers and defence lawyers are familiar with the issue of maturity, ‘many are not’.The study suggested guidance should be developed on the meaning of maturity, to ensure consistency among prosecutors. It found ‘significant’ barriers to sharing information about a suspect’s maturity before they are charged, and recommended that protocols be developed between the police, CPS and other local agencies to gather and share such information.The report also recommended better use of conditional cautions and referrals to support services.The CJA said a ‘disproportionate’ number of young adults between 16 and 24 become involved in the criminal justice system, but they are also the group most likely to desist and ‘grow out of crime’, making it particularly important that maturity issues are understood.last_img read more

Best is yet to come for NorthPort’s Prince Ibeh

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Highlanders score early, win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips Noon Jason Davis rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns in leading La Habra to a 38-20 victory over host Villa Park in a nonleague football game Thursday night at El Modena High School. Sharing the spotlight for individual performance was defensive end Chris Milano, who had two sacks and an interception to thwart a Spartans’ threat deep in La Habra territory in the second quarter. La Habra built an early lead with 21 second-quarter points that featured a 1-yard run by Joel Quezada, a 30-yarder by Petey Puga and Greg Francis’ 80-yard punt return on the final play of the first half. Highlanders quarterback Chris Morales had perhaps his best game this season by completing 10 of 14 passes for an efficient 149 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more