Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.20 Reasons for release on a Promise to Appear

Figure II.20 shows in percentages the reasons sampled police officers offered for their use of Promise to Appear (PTAs).

  • Without Detention 60%
  • Youth at Police Station 45%
  • Used with Undertaking 60%
  • Minor Offence 15%
  • Higher Consequence 14%
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