skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 118588 Find in a Library
Title: Crown Prosecution Service: Its Organisation and Philosophy (From Role of the Prosecutor -- Report of the International Criminal Justice Seminar held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, January 1987, P 7-18, 1988, J E Hall Williams, ed. -- See NCJ-118587)
Author(s): D Gandy
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was established by the Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985 to be independent of the police and to ensure a high-level of decision-making in case preparation.
Abstract: The government had installed a unified national system rather than a decentralized one under local control; England and Wales were divided into 31 areas based largely upon police authority areas, each with a headquarters. The structure of the headquarters and its accompanying legal services, field management, and support services are described. Under the CPS, cases are to be conducted vigorously, without delay, and without improper influence. Sufficiency and quality of evidence, staleness of the offense, penalties, and other considerations of independent prosecution to administer criminal law in the interests of justice are defined.
Main Term(s): Prosecution
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal justice standards; United Kingdom (UK)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=118588

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.