Magistrates: The Future According to Auld
Abstract:This paper arises out of work I undertook before I was appointed to my present post. I wish to comment narrowly on Auld’s proposals for the future role of magistrates (in which category, for present purposes, I include district judges, formerly stipendiary magistrates), and will do so in the light of my own published research, commissioned jointly by the Home Office and Lord Chancellor’s Department to inform Auld’s deliberations. In the process I will comment on the manner in which Auld drew on, or failed to draw on, data generated in the course of that research.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Probation Service for England and Wales, Home Office, London
Publication date: 2002-06-01