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‘Yes I’ve got some historic convictions but do the public really need protecting from me?’

The Record

2018

People receive convictions for a number of reasons but as Gemma’s story demonstrates, what’s written on your DBS certificate will never adequately describe the story behind those offences. After a period of being free from offending, is there really anything to be gained by making people relive the traumatic experiences they’ve been through?