Scheme aims to cut crime and re-offending, and reduce racial bias in criminal justice system

Britain’s biggest police force is to begin deferring prosecutions for minor offences in an attempt to reduce youth crime and lessen racial bias in the criminal justice system.

The Metropolitan police would start a pilot of the deferred prosecutions scheme as it searched for new ways to stop violence and for longer term solutions, Scotland Yard’s head of countering gang and gun crime told the Guardian.

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