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NCJ Number: 118594 Find in a Library
Title: Responsibility of the Prosecutor to the Court (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 90-94, 1988, J.E. Hall Williams ed -- See NCJ 118587)
Author(s): J May
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The prosecutor's duty to the court is traced from the arraignment of the accused to the sentencing.
Abstract: Tests for determining whether to prosecute on the evidence available, whether there is reasonable prospect of conviction, or whether an acquittal is more likely than a conviction are discussed. The number of charges or counts in the indictment, consideration of the wording of the charges or counts, and other particulars are examined. Satisfaction of all preconditions to a successful prosecution, for example, within the allotted time period or other requirements, are discussed, and guidelines are supplied for disclosing evidence in possession of the prosecution that should be disclosed to the defense. The duties of the prosecutor at the summing-up stage and at the point of sentencing are outlined as well.
Main Term(s): Prosecutors
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Prosecution; United Kingdom (UK)
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