Prolific and Other Priority Offenders Programme – Circular letter from Senior Presiding Judge

|Protocols|Criminal

Draft guidance to probation officers about the preparation of reports for prolific and priority offenders. This distinguishes between, on the one hand, information (including that based on intelligence) that they will receive from the police and others for purposes such as the monitoring of offenders under their management and the allocation of resources, and, on the other, verifiable information (such as details of previous convictions) which it is proper, fair and relevant to put before the court.