Thames Valley Police arrest fewer children

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Thames Valley Police arrested 3,808 children last year, a drop of 69 per cent compared to 12,288 arrested five years ago.

The figures were obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform and chief executive Frances Crook described the figures as “encouraging”.

She added: “Most police services in England and Wales have developed successful local initiatives that resolve issues quickly and cheaply, involve victims in the justice process and, crucially, avoid criminalising boys and girls.”

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9:35am Tue 27 May 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Restorative justice is useless, it's just used by TVP so they can continue being slackers.
Restorative justice is useless, it's just used by TVP so they can continue being slackers. Geoff Roberts
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3:39pm Tue 27 May 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

It's a "target". There's the same item about Hants Police. It's easy to achieve. Don't arrest them. Just "accompany us to the station for a voluntary interview" And if you don't? "OK we'll nick you" Same old. Same old
It's a "target". There's the same item about Hants Police. It's easy to achieve. Don't arrest them. Just "accompany us to the station for a voluntary interview" And if you don't? "OK we'll nick you" Same old. Same old Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 2

12:12am Wed 28 May 14

Severian says...

In my day the police would never arrest children. They would just take you home to your dad, and leave it to him. Problem these days is there aren't enough dads to go round, just lots of mums.
In my day the police would never arrest children. They would just take you home to your dad, and leave it to him. Problem these days is there aren't enough dads to go round, just lots of mums. Severian
  • Score: -1

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