In the Media

Juries learn sex offenders' past

PUBLISHED October 26, 2004

Juries in child sex abuse and theft cases in England and Wales could soon be told whether the defendant has convictions for similar offences.

Prime Minister Tony Blair and Home Secretary David Blunkett said the move was designed to put victims first.
An order detailing the plans, which include widening the offences covered, was laid in Parliament on Monday.