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Synonyms for caution

Synonyms for caution

careful forethought to avoid harm or risk

the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

advice to beware, as of a person or thing

to notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk

Synonyms for caution

the trait of being cautious

a warning against certain acts

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judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

the trait of being circumspect and prudent

warn strongly

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DCI Paul Moore, from Cheshire Police, said: "It is difficult to be prescriptive in relation to the general cautioning of offenders, as each case is assessed on its merits.
Let's stop all this cautioning business - don't get me wrong, I don't want to see people unnecessarily getting criminal records, but when they are genuinely guilty of an offence and one the public would consider to be serious, they should be brought to court.
Sandra Horley, chief executive of national domestic violence charity Refuge, said: "Rape is an offence that carries a maximum of life imprisonment and we shouldn't be cautioning for these types of offences.
Sandra Horley, chief executive of national domestic violence charity Refuge, said, 'Rape is one of the most serious offences in the land and we have real concerns that cautioning is dangerous and in cases where consent is clearly never given introducing cautioning places women in grave danger.
If cautioning is perceived as a poor way of dealing with offences the Merseyside area could not be criticised.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said cautioning was not intended to be a 'let-off' and could be successful in keeping young first-time offenders out of the criminal justice system.