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Codify the Criminal law

Comment 12th July 2010

Our Criminal law has become an absolute mess, it is far too complex, fragmented and totally unitelligible to most. The proliferation of offences by the last government has not improved things at all. A modernisation and simplification would be a good way of saving money by making the law more transparant

Why does this matter?

Take for example the Bail position . At one time there was just one Act that covered the granting of bail at the last count there is at least 10. The constant tinkering with the law leads to mistakes being made and increased costs for the taxpayer.

The Law Commission did have a draft Criminal Code which could be dusted down and modernised to the extent it would be usable today. 

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