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NCJ Number: 118587 Find in a Library
Title: Role of the Prosecutor -- Report of the International Criminal Justice Seminar held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, January 1987
Editor(s): J E Hall Williams
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 0-566-05723-9
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Papers presented to an International Criminal Justice Seminar held at the London School of Economics and Political Science in January 1987 are presented.
Abstract: It explains the principles and policies of the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales. The Seminar intended to provide an opportunity to exchange views and experience about the developing role of the prosecutor in an international context. Contributors include leading members of the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales, experienced prosecutors from Denmark and the Netherlands, a European view from the United Nations center in Finland, an account of academic and Home Office research in England and Wales, and comments from a senior Appeal Court Judge and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of JUSTICE. Findings indicate that the prosecutor must depend on information supplied by the police for material which forms the basis of decisions, guidelines for prosecution provide a framework within which decisionmaking takes place, and the prosecution is responsible and accountable to the public. Significant issues concerning court relationships are addressed, and the work of prosecutors in certain countries and even in different parts of the United Kingdom is examined.
Main Term(s): Prosecution
Index Term(s): Comparative criminology; Multinational studies; Workshops and seminars
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