The English Criminal Justice System is broken and is in need of mass reform.

Posted by: Zylorarchy

Just to clarify, the English Criminal Justice System applies (mostly only) to the constituent countries of England and Wales of the United Kingdom, and not to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Yes it is.

Nearly ever aspect of English Criminal Law has been criticised and many offences in criminal law are dependant upon the ancient Offences Against the Person Act 1861. The law on Murder itself is purely common law. Many criminal offences use old outda... ted language, are hard to understand, work in an unjust matter not matching the mental element to the crime, have poor sentencing, punish the innocent and offer great injustice. To give an example, is how flawed some law has been, rape within marriage was technically legal in England and Wales until 1991   more
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No it is not.

Despite the criticisms of the system, it fundamentally works and the guilty are typically punished. The streets are not full of criminals and crime is lower than it was than in the 20th century. Parliament has more important things to attend to rath... er than the English Justice System   more
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Jifpop09 says2014-05-04T07:33:32.4104989-05:00
Wow man, nobody can vote for British polls.
Zylorarchy says2014-05-04T07:35:15.9788989-05:00
@Jifpop9, Why not?

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