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NCJ Number: 155342 Find in a Library
Title: Law in Transition?
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:68  Issue:2  Dated:(April-June 1995)  Pages:151-154
Editor(s): R W Stone
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses how the British Law Lords and Parliament are addressing the rising crime rates in Great Britain and the corresponding problems in the overcrowded court system.
Abstract: The author argues that Parliament has been deliberately careless in its construction of language. This article discusses the working of the judiciary, its caseload, the paperwork that police must complete related to the arrest and custody of an offender, the delay in the processing of serious crime cases, and the constitution of the courts. The author calls for an examination of current legislation to reduce the wastefulness and cost of lengthy court procedures.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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