Magistrates

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  • Created on: 09-05-16 20:07
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  • Magistrates
    • Description
      • 29000
        • Unpaid
          • 1600 new each year
    • Selection
      • Advert in local paper
        • Must live or work locally
          • Application form
            • First interview with local advisory committee
              • Second interview particle examples discussed
                • Must reflect the local community they represent
    • Qualifications
      • 26 half days a year
        • 18-65 years old
          • Good character, communication, social awareness, maturity, sound judgement, commitment
            • Willingness to take an oath
              • Must disclose all criminal convictions
    • Training
      • Supervised by judicial study boards
        • Carried out by clerk
          • Based on competences
            • Managing
            • Making judicial decisions
            • Team work
    • Role
      • Hear bail applications
      • Serious cases
        • Crown court
      • Youth cases
      • Sign police warrants
      • Summary offences
    • Advantages
      • Local knowledge
      • Cost
      • Represents population
      • Public confidence
    • Disadvantages
      • Unrepresentative of society
      • Inconsistent sentencing
      • Cases harden and biased

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