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Official statistics show that young people from minority backgrounds are over-represented in the justice system.
White Britons a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough White Britons are now a minority in three towns and cities outside London, according to a new report.
a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not : behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel His hypocrisy was finally revealed with the publication of his private letters.; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion
originally posted by: Kandinsky
I agree with the *new* guidelines too. They're not exactly new and are more of a reiteration of advice that's been around through Labour, New Labour and Tory Governments.
The full draft paper is here (PDF).
originally posted by: uncommitted
originally posted by: crazyewok
Judges should consider whether a young criminal has suffered discrimination as an ethnic minority before deciding their sentence, under a new guideline.
Here we have it a two tier racist justice system!
Justice should be blind to race. But no! White British children are to be discriminated against as minority children will get softer sentences
Race and religion should not play a factor in what sentence a criminal recieves.
Any judge is compelled to look at any mitigating factors prior to formulating the sentence. In the modern justice system that has always been the case. Are you saying if someone had suffered some level of abuse for whatever reason that it shouldn't be taken into depending on the alleged crime? Or are you just slipping into your Alf Garnett persona?
If a woman or man had been the victim of sexual predator behaviour prior to committing an offence, if someone had been the victim of attempted blackmail or serious harassment prior to committing an offence don't you think that should be taken into account?
Or are you just being an arse?
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Again this relates to under 18s and just says that all social circumstances of the offender should be considered.