?Tough package? of criminal justice measures in new bill

PUBLISHED February 5, 2014

New offences, a clampdown on cautions and a hardline approach to sentencing paedophiles and terrorists are among a 'tough package' of measures outlined by the justice secretary Chris Grayling in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

The bill, introduced in the Commons, proposes a new offence of being unlawfully at large, punishing those who go on the run while serving the non-custodial element of a sentence with up to two years in prison.

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