*Director of Public Prosecutions v Bulmer

Magistrates – Proceedings. The appellant Director of Public Prosecutions appealed by way of case stated against the district judge's decision, refusing to make a criminal behaviour order against the respondent. The Divisional Court, in allowing the appeal, gave guidance on s 22 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It found that the judge had erred by having focussed on the positive elements of such order to help prevent a person from engaging in anti-social conduct and regarding them as dispositive.

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