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  1. Edinburgh City

    I just wanted to know your qualifications that's all. you see, when considering sentencing a Judge or Sheriff will usually request a background report on an offender from a psychologist or a trained expert. Reports will usually contain a risk assessment informing the Sheriff or Judge as to the risk of further offending. The Sheriff or Judge will then decide what is the best sentence based on this information. For those who pose a particular risk of re-offending there is an Order called a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) that may be imposed. A SOPO can also be sought in the civil courts should it be deemed necessary. And I just wondered if compared to Qualified Psychologists who have read academic studies and attended conferences and those involved in working in the Criminal Justice System who have had many years of experience whether it would just save a lot of tax payers money by employing Clyde fans to help Sheriffs pass sentence in future. In answer to my second question: Certification in terms of the Sex Offenders Act either lasts as long as a Community Payback Order does (orders quite often last 18 months to two years), 7-10 years depending on the length of a prison sentence or 5 years if a fine is imposed. Community Payback Orders are quite a common sentence for Sex Offenders in summary cases. Thomson was fined, which is a lesser sentence compared to a CPO (which if breached can lead to a court re-sentencing an offender as if no Order was ever made) but imposing a fine meant that he was subject to certification for 5 years- actually longer than the more serious sentence of a CPO. But all you experts knew this of course.
  2. Edinburgh City

  3. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    similarly I'm sure Jackie Leven doesn't mention Kassel and I've been there.
  4. Pie & Bovril Dead Pool 2019

    a different person to the ex Saint Mirren and Berwick boss John Coughlin, the idea of whom being a figure skater is quite amusing...
  5. Just remember folks that DGW is most definitely not, not, not a sex offender or you might upset certain fans...
  6. A Photographic History Of Scottish Football

    The Human Centipede 4...
  7. Edinburgh City

    You don't have to come to Ainslie Park you know. Your logic is baffling anyway- complaining about a club employing a player and then directly contributing to his wages by paying to get in.
  8. Edinburgh City

    What is the difference between being fined as he was and being placed on a Communty Payback Order as happens in other sexual cases in terms of registration?
  9. Edinburgh City

    What are your qualifications to make such a judgement? Please enlighten me.
  10. Edinburgh City

    I was just trying to clarify the facts. And as an expert on the case you would know that no jury was involved as it was a summary prosecution.
  11. Edinburgh City

    Just to clarify: Found Guilty in legal terminology implies that there was a trial either before a Sheriff or a Jury. Thomson pled Guilty and there wasn't a trial.
  12. Edinburgh City

    Bit like a Clyde fan acting like a berk then. Hope this morning's lunar eclipse didn't interrupt your howling at the full moon.
  13. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    that now makes sense. a pity that welding the doors would probably make you fail your MOT as diving off bridges is probably the same as negotiating all the pot holes in Edinburgh. Some of them are so deep I shouted down one "How's it going?" only to get the reply "Bonzer Mate"
  14. A Photographic History Of Scottish Football

    also played with Arbroath IIRC where he won bugger all IIRC.
  15. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    Why did the Dukes of Hazzard seem to have had the doors of the General Lee welded shut? As a boy it seemed a stupid thing to do. pic of Daisy Duke included in the vain hope of gratuitous Greenies...!
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