conditional caution

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A caution which is given in respect of an offence committed by the offender and which has conditions attached to it with which the offender must comply. It is an alternative to prosecution for adult offenders. Conditional cautions are a disposal introduced by ss 22 to 27 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. A conditional caution may be appropriate where a Crown Prosecutor considers that while the public interest justifies a prosecution, the interests of the suspect, victim, and community may be better served by the suspect complying with suitable conditions aimed at rehabilitation or reparation. These may include restorative processes. Failure to comply with the conditions leads to prosecution for the offence.

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