Criminal Justice Act 2006


Substitution of section 48 of Act of 2001.

126.— The following section is substituted for section 48 of the Act of 2001:

“Inadmissibility of certain evidence.

48.— (1) Subject to subsection (2), no evidence shall be admissible in any court in respect of—

( a) any acceptance by a child of responsibility for criminal or anti-social behaviour in respect of which the child has been admitted to the Programme,

( b) that behaviour, or

( c) the child’s involvement in the Programme.

(2) Where a court is considering the sentence (if any) to be imposed in respect of an offence committed by a child after the child’s admission to the Programme, the prosecution may inform it of any of the matters referred to in subsection (1).

(3) Subsection (2) applies, with the necessary modifications, in relation to a child who has attained the age of 18 years.”.