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NCJ Number: 118592 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecution in Denmark (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 62-79, 1988, J.E. Hall Williams, ed. -- See NCJ-118587)
Author(s): I W Andersen; B Vestberg
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co
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United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The rules governing the functions of police and the prosecution in Denmark are based on the Justice Act of 1916, which has been amended a number of times since it came into operation in October 1919.
Abstract: An attempt is made to evaluate whether the prosecuting authority is operating as intended in sections 710 and 711 of the Act. It is suggested that three aspects require improvement from a prosecutor's point of view: offenses are not cleared up as a result of insufficient resources at the police level, the resolution of cases is too slow, and Denmark requires a more clearly defined criminal policy.
Main Term(s): Prosecution
Index Term(s): Clearance rates; Criminal justice system policy; Denmark; Dispositions
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