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'Confessions over-used'

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Statistics examined by BBC News show that extra offences criminals ask to be taken into consideration when pleading guilty are routinely added to crime figures in England and Wales, improving detection rates. John Cooper QC, a criminal barrister and visiting professor of law at Cardiff University, explains the figures.


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