UK: Hundreds of thousands of criminals to get clean slate in law change

Telegraph – The periods after which convicted criminals no longer have to declare their past offending are to be significantly cut in plans outlined by Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary yesterday. It will mean some rapists and killers who would normally have had a permanent record will now have it cleared after seven years at the most and possibly as low as two years. Thousands of burglars and muggers will have their records cleared after as little as a year. Read Article