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(Untitled), Jan 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/34

Scope and Contents

Printed letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] explaining legislative changes proposed by [WSC] which would give the Courts increased discretionary powers and new forms of summary discipline. He includes the following proposals: classification of petty offenders into "Occasional" and "Habitual"; the introduction of a "Defaulters Drill" as punishment for juvenile offenders; the substitution of immediate punishment instead of fines; the abolition of short sentences; and the application of classification to longer sentences. He ends with an appeal for suggestions from Magistrates.


  • Creation: Jan 1911

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