Free talk on crime and sentencing
THE probation service is inviting community groups in and around Peterborough to sign up for free talks on crime and sentencing.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust is offering the interactive presentations as part of a national scheme which aims to give the public insight into the justice system.
It is given by a local magistrate and probation officer and explains the court process, the preparation of probation reports and sentencing rationale.
Groups are taken through a case study of a fictional crime.
Members are provided with information on the offence, along with details of how it was reported in the media and the offender’s personal circumstances.
Based on the evidence provided, the group is then asked to determine the sentence.
The presentation lasts about an hour and can be delivered at any time.
Groups do not need to provide any equipment.
For more information visit the trust’s website at www.cambridgeshireprobation.org.uk where a presentation request form is available to complete or call on 03000 477 000.